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The United Nations and Changing World Politics
With updates throughout, this newly revised fifth edition serves as the definitive text for courses dealing with the United Nations. Built around three critical themes in international relations-international peace and security, human rights and humanitarian affairs, and building peace through sustainable development-The United Nations and Changing World Politics, fifth ed ...more
Paperback, 480 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Westview Press
(first published September 20th 1994)
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This book offers an excellent overview of the United Nations and the various arms that exist within its alphabet soup. The authors approach the subject through several theoretical lenses and look at world order and how the United Nations has shaped it and what that order will look like in the future with the UN. The authors break the book into three interrelated areas of security, human rights and economic development/globalization. Each area is looked at in three pieces that are broad in scope. ...more
Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, where he is co-director of the UN Intellectual History Project. He is President (2009-10) of the International Studies Association, chair (2006-9) of the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS). His latest book is What's Wrong with the U ...moreMore about Thomas G. Weiss...