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The United Nations in the World Political Economy

Essays in Honour of Leon Gordenker

  • David P. Forsythe

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. David P. Forsythe
      Pages 1-10
  3. Principal UN Organs

  4. Issues of Political Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Stanley J. Michalak
      Pages 69-85
    3. Jeffrey A. Hart
      Pages 112-127
  5. Social Policy and Political Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. David P. Forsythe
      Pages 131-143
    3. Lawrence S. Finkelstein
      Pages 144-164
    4. Richard Dale
      Pages 165-178
    5. Gregory Kruglak
      Pages 179-196
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Richard Falk
      Pages 199-211
    3. Harold K. Jacobson
      Pages 212-227
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 229-239

About this book


The United Nations is in a time of major crisis in the history of the organization. The product of many leading scholars on both sides of the Atlantic, this work examines whether out of the crisis of mulitlateralism engulfing the organization in the late 1980s there could arise a renewed and strengthened global body. Pursuing the theme of the dynamics of international cooperation, thirteen authors look at three principal issue-areas: the principal UN organs, leading economic subjects, and leading social subjects. Two distinguished American scholars provide concluding commentaries. Running throughout the book is an emphasis on the economic dimension to international politics.


political economy UN organs United Nations

Editors and affiliations

  • David P. Forsythe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NebraskaUSA

About the editors

DAVID P. FORSYTHE is Professor of Political Science at the University of Nebraska. He holds a PhD from Princeton University and won the Dauer Prize with his book Human Rights and US Foreign Policy. He is also the author of Human Rights and World Politics.

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