© 1998

The United Nations in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific


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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Roderic Alley
    Pages 1-11
  3. Roderic Alley
    Pages 12-43
  4. Roderic Alley
    Pages 44-64
  5. Roderic Alley
    Pages 65-92
  6. Roderic Alley
    Pages 93-117
  7. Roderic Alley
    Pages 118-148
  8. Roderic Alley
    Pages 149-175
  9. Roderic Alley
    Pages 176-200
  10. Roderic Alley
    Pages 201-226
  11. Roderic Alley
    Pages 227-236
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 237-255

About this book


This study of the United Nations in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific evaluates the organization's role and performance in Cambodia and over refugees; regarding human rights, development, environment and the needs of women; within regional cooperation; and as an instrument of state policy. These cases illustrate how multilateral conduct through the United nations provides a barometer indicating the intensity with which policy initiatives and values are sustained by relevant governmental interests alike. In the regional settings considered, conduct towards and within the UN has amplified unresolved value differences regarding relations with major powers, sustainability, and national identity.


cooperation development environment government human rights identity organization organizations state sustainability United Nations women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand

About the authors

Roderic Alley is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the Victoria University of Wellington.

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