The Security Council: Keeping the Peace

  • Evan Luard
  • Derek Heater


The chief body responsible for keeping the peace is the Security Council. If we wish to consider how the UN’s role in maintaining peace can be improved, therefore, we must first examine the Council, how it has developed and the way it operates today.


Middle East Security Council Suez Canal International Peace Permanent Member 
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Further Reading

  1. S. Bailey, Voting in the Security Council (Bloomington, 1969).Google Scholar
  2. S. Bailey, The Procedure of the UN Security Council (Oxford, 2nd edn, 1988).Google Scholar
  3. G. R. Berridge, Return to the UN: UN Diplomacy in Regional Conflicts (Basingstoke, 1991).Google Scholar
  4. A. Boyd, Fifteen Men on a Powder Keg (London, 1971).Google Scholar
  5. I. Claude, ‘The Security Council’, in E. Luard (ed.), The Evolution of International Organisations (London, 1965).Google Scholar
  6. I. Claude, Swords into Ploughshares (New York, 4th ed., 1970).Google Scholar
  7. R.N. Gardner, UN Procedure and Power Realities (Washington, 1965).Google Scholar
  8. R. Hiscocks, The Security Council: A Study in Adolescence (New York, 1973).Google Scholar
  9. E. de A. Jimenez, Voting and the Handling of Disputes in the Security Council (New York, 1960).Google Scholar
  10. T.J. Kahng, Law, Politics and the Security Council (The Hague, 1964).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. A. Verrier, International Peacekeeping: United Nations Forces in a Troubled World (Harmondsworth, 1981).Google Scholar

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© Pauline Williamson and Derek Heater 1994

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  • Evan Luard
  • Derek Heater

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