The United Nations

How it Works and What it Does

  • Authors
  • Evan┬áLuard
  • Derek┬áHeater

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Evan Luard, Derek Heater
    Pages 1-9
  3. Evan Luard, Derek Heater
    Pages 10-37
  4. Evan Luard, Derek Heater
    Pages 38-61
  5. Evan Luard, Derek Heater
    Pages 80-101
  6. Evan Luard, Derek Heater
    Pages 102-125
  7. Evan Luard, Derek Heater
    Pages 126-152
  8. Evan Luard, Derek Heater
    Pages 153-172
  9. Evan Luard, Derek Heater
    Pages 173-189
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 190-203

About this book


'This book is exactly what the subtitle indicates. It is a highly knowledgeable, realistic - yet positive - review and assessment of the United Nations. Convenient for use in courses on international organization. The reviewer would particularly recommend it to individuals connected officially or otherwise professionally concerned with the United Nations'. American Journal of International Law In the first edition of this book the late Evan Luard questioned whether or not the UN had failed and suggested ways in which the institution could be improved. Into this context he placed analyses of the operation of the Security Council, the General Assembly, economic and social bodies, the World Court and the International Law Commission, the Secretariat and the budget. In preparing this new edition Derek Heater has up-dated the core material and written a new concluding chapter showing how, since the mid- 1980s, the UN has perhaps been acquiring a new lease of life.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-59363-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23227-7
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