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  • Print publication year: 2017
  • Online publication date: June 2018

22 - The United Nations

from Part IV - The new agenda: Globalisation and global governance

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Alvarez, José E. 2006, International organizations as law-makers, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Examines the growing influence of international organisations such as the United Nations in making and implementing international law.
Bailey, Sydney D. and Daws, Sam 1998, The procedure of the UN Security Council, Oxford: Oxford University Press. A useful overview of the way the UN Security Council works.
Bosco, David 2009, Five to rule them all: The UN Security Council and the making of the modern world, Oxford: Oxford University Press. A good account of the history and evolution of the UN Security Council.
Chesterman, Simon, Franck, Thomas M. and Malone, David M. 2008, Law and practice of the United Nations: Documents and commentary, Oxford: Oxford University Press. A helpful collection of primary materials and scholarly commentary.
Hurd, Ian 2013, International organizations: Politics, law, practice, ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Theoretically explores the United Nations and other international organisations.
Karns, Margaret P. 2016, ‘General assemblies and assemblies of states parties’, in Cogan, Jacob Katz, Hurd, Ian and Johnstone, Ian (eds), Oxford Handbook of International Organizations, Oxford: Oxford University Press. An excellent short overview of the UN General Assembly.
Russell, Ruth B. 1958, A history of the United Nations Charter: The role of the United States 1940–1945, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution. The classic account of the founding of the United Nations.