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Reforming the United Nations : the challenge…

Reforming the United Nations : the challenge of relevance

by K. P. Saksena

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"This is a valuable study for the political scientist, the negotiator, the administrator, the scholars, and indeed everyone viewing the United Nations of the future with broad hope and faith, as also with some regrets." --International Studies The lack of consensus on the role the United Nations should play in the social and economic spheres is just one indication of the profound and radical transformation it is experiencing. This comprehensive and analytical study focuses on the complex political factors at play behind the current state of UN affairs which have a direct bearing on the ongoing efforts to reform the world body. Saksena succinctly reviews the UN framework as it has evolved and outlines the existing intergovernmental machinery in the economic and social fields. Against this background, the author critically evaluates the recently instituted procedural reforms and their implications for the viability and efficacy of the UN system. He also discusses the various alternatives available to ensure that the United Nations becomes a truly non-partisan and multilateral forum, instead of being open to manipulation by a small group of dominant countries. This intriguing volume will be of interest to students and those interested in international affairs and the future of the United Nations system in the changing world order. "This book will remain persuasive and compulsory reading for a long time. For sheer details, protracted expositions, the controlled but biting criticism of the politics of the North. . . . This work will attract attention of readers in international relations." --Business Standard

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