• Politics in the United Nations System

    Editor(s): Lawrence  S. Finkelstein
    Published: 1988
    Pages: 519
    Sales/Territorial Rights: World
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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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