1st Edition

Reforming UN Decision-Making Procedures Promoting a Deliberative System for Global Peace and Security

By Martin Daniel Niemetz Copyright 2015
    214 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    222 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The institutional procedures for the UN’s decision-making on issues of global peace and security, first and foremost the Security Council (SC), were conceived with the objective of enabling a swift but internationally coordinated response to irregular situations of crises. Today, however, the UN is constantly involved in situations of conflict and has expanded its range of activities.

    INTRODUCTION, PART ONE: FRAMEWORK 1. Promoting a Deliberative System: The Desirability Score 2. The Politics of UN Reform: The Feasibility Score 3. Overview of Reform Proposals PART TWO: EVALUATION 5.SC Membership and Voting 6. SC Working Methods 7. Relations between SC and GA 8. Relations between SC and Civil Society 9. Overview of Evaluation Results CONCLUSION


    Martin Daniel Niemetz has just completed his PhD at London School of Economics, UK. He is currently a Political Advisor  to the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Vienna, Austria.