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Past Imperfect, Future UNcertain

The United Nations at Fifty

Editors: Thakur, Ramesh (Ed.)

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The end of the Cold War and the forceful response to Iraq's aggression created expectations that the UN would change from a marginal into a centre player in world affairs. These hopes were seemingly dashed in Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia. Has the United Nations abdicated its moral duty as the custodian of our hopes for a better world? In this book, foreign ministers, generals, ambassadors, and scholars provide sober assessments of how the United Nations can meet the challenge of a balance between the desirable and the possible.

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RAMESH THAKUR is Head of the Peace Research Centre, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, at the Australian National University in Canberra. Born and raised in India, he received his formal education in India and Canada, and has held full-time academic appointments in Fiji, New Zealand and Australia. He is the author or editor of numerous books on Asian politics and international relations and has published widely in both academic journals and quality newspapers.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Past Imperfect, Future UNcertain
Book Subtitle
The United Nations at Fifty
Editors
  • Ramesh Thakur
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-26336-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26336-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-71623-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-71624-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 275
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