Subject Area: United Nations

Politicization of the United Nations Specialized Agencies a Case Study of UNESCO
1995 0-7734-9106-6
This book compares the views of the US Department of State on the politicization of UNESCO with those of other people and then discusses scholarly analyses of the phenomenon. Various cases of politicization, which occurred from 1946 to 1987, have been examined to ascertain the causes and UNESCO's efforts to deal with the problem, as well as the extent to which it has been successful. Cases include UNESCO's involvement in the Korean war, colonialism and racism, the preservation of the cultural property of Jerusalem, and the NIEO and NWICO. Finally, the book also discusses the US and UK withdrawals and the role played by the Director-General, Mr. M'Bow.

Role of the United Nations in Peace and Security, Global Development and Global Governance
2007 0-7734-5305-9
The various scholarly contributions which make up this volume combine a history of the development of the United Nations with a discussion of some of the most pertinent issues on the international agenda: terrorism, peacekeeping, human rights, and the Millennium Development Goals. This study will appeal to those interested in a comprehensive understanding of the organizational flaws and potential of the United Nations in the twenty-first century.

U.S. Veto and the Polemics of the Question of Palestine in the United Nations Security Council, 1972-2007
2008 0-7734-5062-9
This is the first work of its kind to specifically examine the use of the United States veto in the United Nations Security Council in reference to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Thus, the book fills the void in the historiography and it provides interested parties with a new way of examining a conflict that has recently entered its ninth decade since the publication of the Balfour Declaration.

United Nations and Arms Embargoes Verification
1998 0-7734-8256-3
This analysis explores political, legal, operational and financial aspects of applying verification in the context of UN arms embargoes. This book focuses on the lessons learned from the monitoring experience, particularly the recent cases of Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, and offers specific recommendations for improving verification regimes in the future.

United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
2006 0-7734-5625-2
This book is the first comprehensive study on the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). Its aim is to not only to fill a gap in the literature on peacekeeping, but also to explore the implications and links between the mechanisms put in place by this peacekeeping mission in relation to conflict resolution. MINURSO has halted violent interactions between warring parties, but it failed to implement the other aspects of its mandate.

The first part of this study is structured around three main tasks which are undertaken by MINURSO in response to conflict: peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. MINURSO is also evaluated in light of the conclusions of the Brahimi panel related to reforms to UN Peacekeeping Operations. The second part examines the operative analytical potential of new theoretical grounds in peacekeeping research. In particular, this research explores perspectives from critical theories to look at the links between peacekeeping, Western policies of conflict containment and the parties’ (Morocco and POLISARIO Front) production of power/knowledge.

United Nations' Efforts to Outlaw Arms in Outer Space a Brief History with Key Documents
1989 0-88946-587-8


Vatican Diplomacy at the United Nations: A History of Catholic Global Engagement
2009 0-7734-3881-5
This work examines the international status of the Holy See from 1870-1929, the participation of the Holy See in the early stages of development of UN agencies and the legal status of the Permanent Observer in view of relevant special law and diplomatic law. It also analyzes the development of CIC canons in the process of the revision of the Code of Canon Law, the presence of laity in the context of pontifical representation, the range of involvement of the Holy See in the United Nations, and the work of the Permanent Observer of the Holy See in the context of the mission of the Church.