UN Security Council

Practice and Promise

By Edward C. Luck

© 2012 – Routledge

208 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Context 1. Grading the Great Experiment 2. The Founding Vision 3. Defining the Council through Charter and Practice Section 2: Tools 4. Peace Operations 5. Military Enforcement 6. Economic Sanctions, Arms Embargoes, and Diplomatic Instruments 7. Enlisting and Empowering Partners Section 3: Challenges 8. The Humanitarian Imperative 9. Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction 10. Reform, Adaptation, and Evolution 11. Conclusion: Reflection and Projection

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 three "streams" identified by one of three cover colors:

  • 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.
  • Green covers will soon offer one-stop accounts for the major theoretical approaches to global governance and international organization.

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:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL011010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy