The No-nonsense Guide to the United Nations by Maggie Black

The No-nonsense Guide to the United Nations by Maggie Black

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Conveys the complexity of the UN, assesses its record, and considers options for reform. Presenting the entire history of the United Nations, this book explains how this complex organization works and explores its successes, failings and current limitations. It also considers possibilities for reform to make it more democratic and fit for purpose.

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"The No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations" conveys the complexity of the UN, assesses its record, and considers options for reform. In the first book to distil the entire history of the United Nations into one accessible volume, Maggie Black explains how this complex organization works and explores its successes, failings and current limitations. It includes the UN creation and early history; how it is structured and whether it is well constituted in its functions; relief, development and law. She also considers possibilities for reform to make it more democratic, effective and fit for purpose. Throughout the book, there is a particular focus on the core questions: how much can it do if its members are unwilling to provide the necessary resources, mechanisms, and mandate? It spends considerable resources on conducting global studies, conferences and reports but what actually does this international outpouring of words achieve? Is the UN just a vast talking shop?

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SKU GOR001918313
Title The No-nonsense Guide to the United Nations
Author By (author) Maggie Black
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 144
ISBN 10 190445688X
ISBN 13 9781904456889
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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"The No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations" conveys the complexity of the UN, assesses its record, and considers options for reform. In the first book to distil the entire history of the United Nations into one accessible volume, Maggie Black explains how this complex organization works and explores its successes, failings and current limitations. It includes the UN creation and early history; how it is structured and whether it is well constituted in its functions; relief, development and law. She also considers possibilities for reform to make it more democratic, effective and fit for purpose. Throughout the book, there is a particular focus on the core questions: how much can it do if its members are unwilling to provide the necessary resources, mechanisms, and mandate? It spends considerable resources on conducting global studies, conferences and reports but what actually does this international outpouring of words achieve? Is the UN just a vast talking shop?
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001918313
Title The No-nonsense Guide to the United Nations
Author By (author) Maggie Black
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 144
ISBN 10 190445688X
ISBN 13 9781904456889
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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