1st Edition

UN Security Council Practice and Promise

By Edward C. Luck Copyright 2007
    208 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    206 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Written by best-selling author Edward C. Luck, this new text is broad and engaging enough for undergraduates, sophisticated enough for graduates and lively enough for a wider audience interested in the key institutions of international public policy.

    Looking at the antecedents of the UN Security Council, as well as the current issues and future challenges that it faces, this new book includes:

    • historical perspectives 
    • the founding vision
    • procedures and practices
    • economic enforcement
    • peace operations and military enforcement
    • human security
    • proliferation and WMD
    • terrorism
    • reform, adaptation and change.

    List of Illustrations


    Foreword by the Series Editors


    Section I: Context

    1 Grading the Great Experiment

    2 The Founding Vision

    3 Defining the Council through Charter and Practice

    Section II: Tools

    4 Peace Operations

    5 Military Enforcement

    6 Economic Sanctions, Arms Embargoes, and Diplomatic Instruments

    7 Enlisting and Empowering Partners

    Section III: Challenges

    8 The Humanitarian Imperative

    9 Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction

    10 Reform, Adaptation, and Evolution

    11 Conclusion: Reflection and Projection

    Appendix 1: Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council

    Appendix 2: Size of UN Peacekeeping Forces

    Bibliographical Essay



    About the Author

    About the Series


    Edward C. Luck