The United Nations: Reality and Ideal

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Aug 30, 2005 - Political Science - 196 pages
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The United Nations: Reality and Ideal examines the structure, operation and history of the United Nations. It explains the historical roots of the UN system and its legal and organizational structures and sets out what the organization and its partners do in relation to major global events and issues. This revised and updated edition gives extended attention to peace-maintenance, human rights and economic and social development and examines the special position of the United States.

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Peter R. Baehr is Honorary Professor of Human Rights at Utrecht University. Leon Gordenker is Professor Emeritus of Politics at Princeton University.

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