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The Adaptation of the United Nations to a Turbulent World

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Abstract

While I am the only American participating in this symposium, you are not about to read either an apology for, or a critique of, what is surely a recent negative turn in US conduct towards the United Nations. I have strong views on this topic, but I am going to base my presentation on my strengths which are not so much those of an American as of a social scientist, an analyst who is interested in tracing multiple causes and nuanced relationships.

Keywords

Security Council Crime Syndicate World Affair Antiquated Structure Great Interdependence 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    James N. Rosenau, ‘Powerful Tendencies, Enduring Tensions, and Glaring Contradictions: The Challenge of Studying the United Nations in a Turbulent Era’, a paper prepared for the conference on ‘The United Nations: Between Sovereignty and Global Governance?’ organised by the School of Politics, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 2–6 July 1995.Google Scholar
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    James N. Rosenau, Turbulence in World Politics: A Theory of Change and Continuity (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990).Google Scholar

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