In the immediate post-war period the United States was predominant economically and could command a majority in the U.N. General Assembly; it now faces an increasingly interdependent world economy and an assembly dominated by the Third World. The essays in this book analyze the U.N. system as it functions today. Contributors stress the economic iss
Table of Contents
Also of Interest -- Foreword -- Preface to the Revised Edition -- The U.S. Role in International Institutions: A Redefinition -- The United Nations and U.S. Political and Security Objectives -- Introduction -- The United States, the United Nations, and Disarmament in the 1980s -- The U.N. Peacekeeping Role -- Breaking the Deadlock on U.N. Peacekeeping -- U.N. Peacekeeping and the U.S. National Interest -- America and Southern Africa -- U.S. Policy Toward Africa -- The Commission on Human Rights: Pitfalls, Progress, and a New Maturity -- The United States in a Changing International Economic Order -- Introduction -- The New International Economic Order: Toward Structural Changes or a More Tolerable Status Quo? -- A Monetary Regime for the 1980s -- Economics, Politics, and the Multinational Corporation -- Global Resources and U.S. Interests -- Introduction -- Some Current Problems of Global Cooperation -- American Objectives and the Law of the Sea -- OPEC and the Political Future of the World Oil Market -- The U.S. Role in a Changing United Nations -- Introduction -- U.S. Policy Toward International Institutions -- U.S. Foreign Policy and the United Nations
"Seymour Maxwell Finger is professor of political science at the Graduate School and the College of Staten Island (Gty University of New York) and director of CUNY's Ralph Bunche Institute on the United Nations. His service as a career diplomat includes fifteen years at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations where he served as ambassador for four years. Joseph R. Harbert is a senior research associate of the Ralph Bunche Institute on the United Nations. He was formerly assistant director of the Commission to Study the Organization of Peace."