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Routledge Research on the United Nations (UN)


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Security Council Sanctions Governance: The Power and Limits of Rules

Security Council Sanctions Governance: The Power and Limits of Rules

1st Edition

Thomas Dörfler
February 21, 2019

Little is known about how far-reaching decisions in UN Security Council sanctions committees are made. Developing a novel committee governance concept and using examples drawn from sanctions imposed on Iraq, Al-Qaida, Congo, Sudan and Iran, this book shows that Council members tend to follow the...

Norm Change in International Relations: Linked Ecologies in UN Peacekeeping Operations

Norm Change in International Relations: Linked Ecologies in UN Peacekeeping Operations

1st Edition

John Karlsrud
June 28, 2018

In recent decades there have been several constructivist scholars who have looked at how norms change in international relations. However few have taken a closer look at the particular strategies that are employed to further change, or looked at the common factors that have been in play in these...

Reforming UN Decision-Making Procedures: Promoting a Deliberative System for Global Peace and Security

Reforming UN Decision-Making Procedures: Promoting a Deliberative System for Global Peace and Security

1st Edition

Martin Daniel Niemetz
October 26, 2017

The institutional procedures for the UN’s decision-making on issues of global peace and security, first and foremost the Security Council (SC), were conceived with the objective of enabling a swift but internationally coordinated response to irregular situations of crises. Today, however, the UN is...

The UN International Criminal Tribunals: Transition without Justice?

The UN International Criminal Tribunals: Transition without Justice?

1st Edition

Klaus Bachmann, Aleksandar Fatić
October 26, 2017

Both the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) are now about to close. Bachmann and Fatic look back at the achievements and shortcomings of both tribunals from an interdisciplinary perspective informed by...

Individual Agency and Policy Change at the United Nations: The People of the United Nations

Individual Agency and Policy Change at the United Nations: The People of the United Nations

1st Edition

Ingvild Bode
March 27, 2015

This book highlights how temporary international civil servants play a crucial role in initiating processes of legal and institutional change in the United Nations system. These individuals are the “missing” creative elements needed to fully understand the emergence and initial...

Chairing Multilateral Negotiations: The Case of the United Nations

Chairing Multilateral Negotiations: The Case of the United Nations

1st Edition

Spyros Blavoukos, Dimitris Bourantonis
November 11, 2013

This book examines the important role of the chairmanship office in multilateral negotiations within the UN setting. Although chairmanship is a generic feature of international politics, negotiations, and decision-making, it has been scarcely researched. The neutrality and impartiality assumptions...

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