1st Edition

UN Security Council Reform

By Peter Nadin Copyright 2016
    182 Pages
    by Routledge

    182 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.