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The UN Secretary-General from the Cold War to the New Era

A Global Peace and Security Mandate?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Edward Newman
    Pages 1-6
  3. Edward Newman
    Pages 7-12
  4. Edward Newman
    Pages 13-23
  5. Edward Newman
    Pages 24-36
  6. Edward Newman
    Pages 37-61
  7. Edward Newman
    Pages 62-109
  8. Edward Newman
    Pages 110-126
  9. Edward Newman
    Pages 127-194
  10. Edward Newman
    Pages 195-205
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 206-239

About this book


An in-depth examination of the evolving peace and security activities of the United Nations Secretary-General in the context of developments in international politics. The constraints and opportunities which the Office has experienced under Pérez de Cuéllar and Boutros-Ghali in the transition to the post-Cold War world and the controversy which has surrounded the Office reflects the volatility and uncertainty of the UN in a changing environment. It is argued that the Secretary-General's activities in the 1990s reflect a development of the international civil service beyond the classical model.


Cold War development environment politics service United Nations war

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Shumei UniversityJapan

About the authors

EDWARD NEWMAN is Lecturer in International Relations at Yachiyo International University in Japan and he has worked on a number of United Nations University projects in Tokyo. His research interests are in international organization, global governance, and democracy.

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'...well written and will be a useful research tool to scholars working in a range of fields including the history of international organizations, general international law as well as international relations. The author has an engaing style and a logical approach to his analysis.' - Joshua Castellion, International Peacekeeping