The United Nations: a very short introduction

The United Nations has been called everything from "the best hope of mankind" to "irrelevant" and "obsolete." With this much-needed introduction to the UN, Jussi Hanhimaki engages the current debate over the organizations effectiveness as he provides a clear understanding of how it was originally conceived, how it has come to its present form, and how it must confront new challenges in a rapidly changing world. After a brief history of the United Nations and its predecessor, the League of Nations, the author examines the UN's successes and failures as a guardian o

Publication infos:
Oxford, New York, Oxford University Press, 2008
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Number of pages:
171 p.
A very short introduction ; 199
Call number:
341.123 HEIA 49895

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