The United Nations and Changing World Politics by Thomas G Weiss

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With updates throughout, this newly revised sixth edition serves as the definitive text for courses on 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 guides readers through the complexity of politics and history of the UN. Students of all levels will learn what the UN is, how it operates, and what its relationships are with external actors and institutions, from sovereign states to nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations now playing important roles in world politics. Featuring a new chapter on evolving security operations and a new foreword by Ramesh Thakur, the sixth edition includes updated discussions of the UN’s actions in Darfur and Chad, the tenure of Ban Ki-moon, and the global economic and financial meltdown.

About Thomas G Weiss

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Thomas G. Weiss is presidential professor at the CUNY Graduate Center. David P. Forsythe is Charles J. Mach Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the author of numerous International Relations titles including The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross (2005) and Human Rights and US Foreign Policy: Congress Reconsidered (1988) which won the Manning J. Dauer Prize. Coate is Professor of Government and International Studies and Director of the Walker Institute of International Studies at the University of South Carolina.
Published December 22, 2009 by Westview Press. 504 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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