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The New United Nations

International Organization in the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition

By John Allphin Moore, Jr., Jerry Pubantz

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354 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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With a fresh look at challenges to the UN in Syria, Iran, Russia, and elsewhere, the second edition of this successful text highlights new international trends toward global governance, holistic democracy and human development, and progress on peacebuilding and counterterrorism. A comprehensive guide to the world body's institutions, procedures, policies, specialized agencies, historic personalities, initiatives, and involvement in world affairs, The New United Nations is organized thematically, blending both topical and chronological explanations making reference to current scholarly terms and theories.

New to this edition:

  • Fully updated chapters and a new Introduction, including discussion of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Human Rights Council, and Peacebuilding Commission;
  • New sections on Special Rapporteurs and Special Procedures, the theory and practice of neoliberalism, the UN’s endorsement of the "Responsibility to Protect," and Contact Groups;
  • Unique special section on the student Model United Nations experience;
  • Coverage of the UN’s fifteen-year assessment of the Millennium Development Goals and the consequent approval of the Sustainable Development Goals; and
  • eResources with supportive materials and documents.

Reviews

Praise for the Second Edition

At a time when disintegration and increasing tensions characterize the world, Moore and Pubantz’s thoroughly updated new edition presents the UN as an indispensable agency for international diplomacy, but without glorification or false claims. I recommend it warmly for its authority, clarity, richness of detail, and plain language, all of which make it an ideal textbook.

Norbert Götz, Södertörn University

Moore and Pubantz’s updated The New United Nations isan indispensable tool for understanding the UN System—not only its history, but its evolution to address contemporary challenges. Faculty and students alike will appreciate ample examples of UN work that allow a discussion of the organization’s role today, distinct from its function immediately after WWII and during the Cold War. As the world navigates apparent repudiations of the global economy with votes for Brexit and Donald Trump, new Secretary-General Guterres will work with member states to keep the peace, expand human rights, and promote economic development, the environment, and health policy. This essential text offers a critical foundation for understanding what may come next.

Michael Eaton, National Model United Nations

The new edition of The New United Nations is a very comprehensive, yet readable, introduction to the pre-eminent intergovernmental organization. The writing is crisp, bringing the reader into the locales where the diplomacy and work of the United Nations is performed. Even though it’s intended to be a textbook, in parts it reads like an action thriller as diplomats try the impossible—bringing agreements to life-long adversaries.

Larry F. Martinez, California State University, Long Beach

This updated and revised study of the United Nations is deeply informative and highly accessible. Its brilliant analysis of the contemporary UN makes this an indispensable text.

John W. Dumbrell, Durham University

The New United Nations is a well-written, well-organized, and highly insightful book. The new edition is as useful to serious scholars as it is to first-time delegates getting ready for Model UN. It is an indispensable addition to any library on international organizations, practice, or theory.

Shelton Williams, Osgood Center for International Studies

In this engaging and clearly written new edition, John Moore and Jerry Pubantz invite students to learn more about the dynamism of the UN in the context of twenty-first century peace and security issues like terrorism, cyber security, and the seemingly intractable problems of poverty, ethnic conflict, gender inequality, and development in the developing countries. The authors provide a narrative that grabs students’ interest and curiosity in the introduction and never lets go.

Sunday Obazuaye, Cerritos College

In the new edition of The New United Nations, John Moore and Jerry Pubantz offer a clear view of an institution, and its related organizations, that is always changing to meet new demands and plays a vital role in the contemporary world. Their assessment of the challenges of building a sustainable peace without the use of force illustrates the importance of the changing expectations, and collateral need for resources, facing the UN today. This book is more than a textbookit is a substantive guide for a public who are world citizens impacted by the UN on a daily basis and whose support and understanding are crucial to its work.

Cynthia C. Combs, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Table of Contents

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION: THE UN SYSTEM

Chapter 1 WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT THE UNITED NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Chapter 2 ORIGINS AND HISTORY OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Chapter 3 THE EVOLVING UN CHARTER

Chapter 4 EVOLVING INSTITUTIONS

Chapter 5 MAINTENANCE OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Chapter 6 PEACEKEEPING AND NATION-BUILDING

Chapter 7 MAKING GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICY: PROMOTING CIVIL SOCIETY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND WOMEN

Chapter 8 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THE ENVIRONMENT, AND HEALTH POLICY

EPILOGUE

Resource 1 CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Resource 2 UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Resource 3 ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

Resource 4 STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE (Online Resource)

Resource 5 UN MEMBER STATES (Online Resource)

Resource 6 SECRETARIES-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS (Online Resource)

Resource 7 SELECTED UN RESOLUTIONS (Online Resource)

Resource 8 SECOND-GENERATION PEACEKEEPING, NATION-BUILDING, POLITICAL, AND PEACE-BUILDING OPERATIONS IN THE NEW ERA (Online Resource)

About the Authors

John Allphin Moore, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of History at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, USA.

Jerry Pubantz is Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL040000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
POL040020
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
POL048000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intergovernmental Organizations

eResource

Resources 1-3 appear in the print edition of the book. These materials are as follows:

  • Resource 1 Charter of the United Nations
  • Resource 2 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • Resource 3 Acronyms and Abbreviations

Resources 4-8 appear online below and are available for download.