The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780198847083

Thomas G. Weiss; Sam Daws
1024 ページ
171 x 246 mm

This Handbook provides in one volume an authoritative and independent treatment of the UN's seventy-year history, written by an international cast of more than 50 distinguished scholars, analysts, and practitioners. It provides a clear and penetrating examination of the UN's development since 1945 and the challenges and opportunities now facing the organization. It assesses the implications for the UN of rapid changes in the world - from technological innovation to shifting foreign policy priorities - and the UN's future place in a changing multilateral landscape. Citations and additional readings contain a wealth of primary and secondary references to the history, politics, and law of the world organization. This key reference also contains appendices of the UN Charter, the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


ForewordUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres:

Part I: Introduction and Origins

1 Thomas G. Weiss and Sam Daws: The United Nations: Continuity and Change

2 Justin Morris: Origins of the United Nations

Part II: Theoretical Frameworks

3 Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore: Political Approaches

4 Jose E. Alvarez: Legal Perspectives

5 Leon Gordenker and Christer Jonsson: Evolution in Knowledge and Norms

Part III: Principal Organs

6 M. J. Peterson: General Assembly

7 Sebastian von Einsiedel and David Malone: Security Council

8 Gert Rosenthal: Economic and Social Council

9 Ralph Wilde: Trusteeship Council

10 Charlotte Ku: International Court of Justice

11 James O. C. Jonah and Amy Scott Hill: Secretariat: Independence and Reform

12 Edward Newman: Secretary-General

13 Jeffrey Laurenti: Financing

Part IV: Relationships with Other Actors

14 Ngaire Woods: Bretton Woods Institutions

15 Rorden Wilkinson: World Trade Organization

16 Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu: Regional Organizations

17 Monica Herz: Formal and Informal Groups

18 Mike Schroeder and Paul Wapner: Nongovernmental Organizations

19 Craig N. Murphy: Private Sector

20 Barbara Crossette: Media

Part V: International Peace and Security

21 Keith Krause: Arms Control and Disarmament

22 Rama Mani and Richard Ponzio: Peaceful Settlement of Disputes and Conflict Prevention

23 Richard Gowan: Peace Operations

24 George A. Lopez: Sanctions

25 Ramesh Thakur: Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect

26 Roland Paris: Peacebuilding

27 Jane Boulden: Terrorism

28 Peter Romaniuk: Crime and Criminal Justice

29 Lucas Kello: Cyber Threats

Part VI: Human Rights

30 Natalie Samarasinghe: Human Rights: Norms and Machinery

31 Richard Goldstone: International Criminal Court and Ad Hoc Tribunals

32 Jeff Crisp: Humanitarian Action and Coordination

33 Charlotte Bunch: Women's Rights and Gender Integration

34 Maivan Clech Lam: Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

35 Christopher K. Penny: Human Security

Part VII: Development

36 Jacques Fomerand and Dennis Dijkzeul: UN Development System

37 Gian Luca Burci: Health and Infectious Disease

38 Nico Schrijver: Global Resource Management

39 Maria Ivanova: Climate Change

40 W. Andy Knight: Democracy and Good Governance

41 Richard Jolly: Human Development

42 Sakiko Fukuda-Parr: Sustainable Development Goals

Part VIII: Looking to the Future

43 Amitav Acharya: Multilateralism and the Changing World Order

44 Edward C. Luck: Prospects for UN Renovation and Reform

45 Michele Griffin: The UN's Role in a Changing Global Landscape


Suggested Further Reading

The UN System at a Glance

The Charter of the United Nations

Statute of the International Court of Justice

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Subject Index

Personal Name Index


Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies. He was the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and past president of the International Studies Association and recipient of its '2016 Distinguished IO Scholar Award', chair of the Academic Council on the UN System, editor of Global Governance, and Research Director of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, he has authored or edited some 55 books and written 250 articles and book chapters about international peace and security, humanitarian action, and sustainable development. ; Sam Daws is Director of the Project on UN Governance and Reform, in the Centre for International Studies, DPIR, at the University of Oxford, and directs the international political consultancy, 3D Strategy. He has spent thirty years in UN-related roles, including as Deputy Director (United Nations, Prime Minister's Post-2015 Development Team) in the UK Cabinet Office; Senior Principal Research Analyst, Multilateral Policy Directorate, FCO; First Officer in the Executive Office of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Executive Director, UNA-UK; Senior Advisor and UK Representative, UN Foundation; and as Visiting Fellow, International Law at Cambridge University. He has co-authored or edited fourteen books on the United Nations.