The United Nations and Global Security

  • Editors
  • Richard M. Price
  • Mark W. Zacher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Arms Control

  3. Conflict Prevention and Resolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Fen Osler Hampson
      Pages 75-92
  4. Reversing, Deterring, and Punishing Aggressions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Andrew Mack, Asif Khan
      Pages 109-121
  5. The UN and Intervention

  6. Institutional Reform

  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Richard Price
      Pages 263-272
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 273-288

About this book


Many have proclaimed the fundamentals of global security were altered by the September 11 terrorist attacks. Do these changes undercut or enhance the role of the United Nations? What do events like the role of the UN in the crisis over Iraq tell us? Here top scholars examine the role of the UN in preventing international and civil violence, arms control, deterring and reversing aggression, and addressing humanitarian crises. The chapters are concise while providing depth of understanding of the issues, positions and problems facing the United Nations and its member states in grappling with increased opportunities and threats. Their lively presentations of the drama of UN debates establish the contributions and shortcomings of global multilateralism in an era of U.S. hegemony and unilateralism.


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