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UN Security Council Reform

1st Edition

By Peter Nadin


170 pages

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This volume comprehensively evaluates the current state and future reform prospects of the UN Security Council, providing the most accessible and rigorous treatment of the subject of reform to date. Apart from a couple of critical eyes in the academic community, few have asked the pertinent questions that this volume seeks to address: Will the enlargement of the Council constitute a reform? Could the inclusion of countries such as India, Germany, Japan, and Brazil markedly improve the Council’s agency?

In response, this book focuses on: 

  •          The Role and Agency of the UN Security Council
  •          The History of the Reform Debate
  •          An Expanded Council
  •          Working Method Reforms
  •          Enhancing Agency

As the future of the UN Security Council continues to be the focus of fierce debate, this book will be essential reading for students of international relations, international organizations and international security studies alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter One – The UN Security Council Chapter Two – The agency of the UN Security Council Chapter Three – Reform Chapter Four – An enlarged Council Chapter Five – Working methods reform Chapter Six – The future of the debate and possibilities for reform. Conclusion

About the Author

Peter Nadin is a researcher, policy analyst, and consultant based in Sydney, Australia. His research interests include UN peace operations, armed groups, leadership in UN missions, and the UN Security Council. He has previously worked as a project associate at the United Nations University in Tokyo.

About the Series

Global Institutions

The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).

The Series has two "streams" identified by their covers:

  • Blue covers offer comprehensive, accessible, and informative guides to the history, structure, and activities of key international organizations, and introductions to topics of key importance in contemporary global governance. Recognized experts use a similar structure to address the general purpose and rationale for specific organizations along with historical developments, membership, structure, decision-making procedures, key functions, and an annotated bibliography and guide to electronic sources.
  • Red covers consist of research monographs and edited collections that advance knowledge about one aspect of global governance; they reflect a wide variety of intellectual orientations, theoretical persuasions, and methodological approaches.

Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties
POLITICAL SCIENCE / NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)