• Politics in the United Nations System

    Editor(s): Lawrence  S. Finkelstein
    Published: 1988
    Pages: 519
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  • Foreword / Javier Pérez de Cuéllar  vii
    Preface  xi
    Acknowledgments  xv
    1. The Politics of Value Allocation in the UN System / Lawrence S. Finkelstein  1
    2. The United Nations and the Politics of Law / Robert E. Riggs  41
    3. Unit Veto Dominance in the United Nations Peace-Keeping / Alan M. James  75
    4. The Politics of International Economic Cooperation and Development / Robert W. Gregg  106
    5. The Deterioration of the GATT Foundation Framework in International Trade Relations / Ronald I. Meltzer  148
    6. Value Allocation and North-South Conflict in the Third United Nations Law of the Sea Conference / Robert L. Friedheim  175
    7. The United Nations and Ecosystem Issues: Institutionalizing the Global Interest / Donald J. Puchala  214
    8. The Politics of Efficacy: The United Nations and Human Rights / David P. Forsythe  246
    9. The United Nations and Refugees / Leon Gordenker  274
    10. IAEA's Role in the International Politics of Atomic Energy / Christer Jönsson and Staffan Bolin  303
    11. Three Times Forty:The ITU in a Time of Change / George A. Codding Jr.  324
    12. The Political Roles of Recent World Bank Presidents / Michael G. Schechter  350
    13. The Political Role of the Director-General of UNESCO / Lawrence S. Finkelstein  385
    14. "Truly" International Bureaucracies: Real or Imagined? / Robert S. Jordan  424
    15. Comparative Politics in the UN System / Lawrence S. Finkelstein  446
    Names Index  485
    Index  491
    Contributors  501
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    Politics in the United Nations reflects the predominant discord and occasional convergence among the members of the UN system as they view the international problems of our times through lenses of their geographic, historical, ideological, religious, and ethnic diversity.

    The contributors to this book describe how, since the United Nations was founded more than forty years ago, the UN system has changed to accommodate the varied interests of its members.

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