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Title The United Nations system : the policies of member states / edited by Chadwick F. Alger, Gene M. Lyons, and John E. Trent.
Imprint Tokyo : United Nations University Press, [1995]

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Subject United Nations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Landenoverzichten (vorm)
Electronic books.
Alt Name Alger, Chadwick F., 1924-
Lyons, Gene M., 1924-2013.
Trent, John E.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 510 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Note "UNUP-884"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The end of the Cold War has brought dramatic changes in global political relations and in their most important forum, the United Nations. Fifty years after the signing of the UN Charter, in 1945, scholars, statesmen, and the public at large are taking a fresh look at the role of the United Nations. The essays in this volume provide a comparative study of national policies towards the United Nations. Eight cases have been selected - Algeria, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the United States - each detailing its government's historical position on the United Nations, its past, present, and the possible future expectations of the Organization, and UN-related issues of special interest and the circumstances behind them. Together the case-studies give a fascinating look into what different states are willing to accept from the United Nations, what they are willing to give, and what their orientation is - cynical, realistic, or idealistic - towards the body." "This study and its companion volume, State, Society, and the UN System: Changing Perspectives on Multilateralism (UNU Press, 1995), offer a unique source of information and analysis of how member states perceive and formulate policies towards the United Nations."--Jacket.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585214190 (electronic bk.)
9780585214191 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 44962977
Additional Format Print version: United Nations system. Tokyo : United Nations University Press, ©1995 9280808842 (DLC) 97202506 (OCoLC)32598527
Table of Contents
1The United Nations in historical perspective / Chadwick F. Alger3
2Competing visions: Proposals for UN reform / Gene M. Lyons41
3Algeria and reform of the international order / Slimane Cheikh89
4Canada, the United Nations, and the reform of international institutions / Keith Krause, W. Andy Knight, David Dewitt132
5France and the United Nations system / Marie-Claude Smouts186
6Japan's policy towards the United Nations / Sadako Ogata231
7The Netherlands and the United Nations: The future lies in the past / Peter Baehr271
8Nigeria and the United Nations / Humphrey Assisi-Asobie329
9The United Kingdom and the United Nations / A. J. R. Groom, Paul Taylor367
10The past as prologue: The United States and the future of the UN system / Margaret P. Karns, Karen A. Mingst410
11Foreign policy and the United Nations: National interest in the era of global politics / John E. Trent463