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This list relates to the 2016-17 which ended on 31/07/2017
  1. Textbooks 3 items
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book Essential This is the key book for the module, which everyone should have their own copy of.

    2. The United Nations: an introduction - Sven Gareis, Johannes Varwick, Lindsay P. Cohn 2005

      Book Recommended Also of particular importance - and should be considered for purchase

    3. See below for a list of other important books, plus relevant journals and websites.

  2. 1. Introduction to the module; Origins of the United Nations 1 item
    • 1920s-1930: the League of Nations • 1940s: The impact of the war and founding negotiations Negotiations.
    1. The United Nations: an introduction - Sven Gareis, Johannes Varwick, Lindsay P. Cohn 2005

      Book  Chapter 1.

  3. 2. Constitution and Structure of the UN 2 items
    • The Charter • The Security Council, General Assembly and other Principal Organs • The Secretariat and Secretary-General
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book  Chapters 5 (Peterson); 6 (Malone); 9 (Jonah); 10 (Newman)

    2. The United Nations: an introduction - Sven Gareis, Johannes Varwick, Lindsay P. Cohn 2005

      Book  Chapter 1.

  4. 3. The UN and International Theory 1 item
    • Realism and Neo-Realism • Liberal Institutionalism and Cosmopolitanism • Functionalism and Constructivist norm transfer
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book  Chapters 2 (Barnett and Finnemore); 4 (Gordenker and Jönsson)

  5. 4. The UN and International Law 1 item
    • 1940s: the International Court of Justice • 1960s-1970s: UN conventions - the Law of the Sea • 2000s: the International Criminal Court
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book  Chapters 3 (Alvarez); 11 (Crawford and Grant); 26 (Goldstone)

  6. 5. The UN and Human Rights 2 items
    • 1940s-1950s: the Universal Declaration • 1960s-1990s: rights and cultures • 2000s - : the expanding agenda
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book  Chapter 25 (Ramcharan); 31 (Hampson and Penny); 36 (Knight)

    2. The United Nations: an introduction - Sven Gareis, Johannes Varwick, Lindsay P. Cohn 2005

      Book  Chapters 5 and 6

  7. 6. The UN and Self-Determination 1 item
    • 1940s: the Trusteeship system • 1950s-1970s: activism in the General Assembly • 1990s-2000s: UN Transitional Administrations
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book  Chapters 2 (Barnett and Finnemore); 5 (Peterson); 8 (Wilde);

  8. 7. The UN, Aid and Development 4 items
    • 1940s-1960s: the ECOSOC system • 1960s-1990s: UNCTAD and the “new international economic order” • 2000s - : the millennium development goals and the sustainability goals
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book  Chapters 7 (Rosenthal); 32 (Fomerand and Dijkzeul); 37 (Jolly)

    2. The United Nations: an introduction - Sven Gareis, Johannes Varwick, Lindsay P. Cohn 2005

      Book  Chapter 7

    3. Web pages 2 items
  9. 8. The UN and the Global Environment 2 items
    • 1940s-1970s: the environment as a new global priority • 1970s-1990s: Stockholm and after - the role of the global conference • 1990s - :The politics of climate change
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book  Chapter 34 (Schrijver)

    2. The United Nations: an introduction - Sven Gareis, Johannes Varwick, Lindsay P. Cohn 2005

      Book  Chapter 7

  10. 9. The UN, Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Intervention 2 items
    • 1940s-1950s: from collective security to peacekeeping • 1960s-1990s: managing the cold war • 2000s - : a “responsibility to protect”?
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book  Chapters 19 (Doyle and Sambanis); 21 (Pugh); 22 (Thakur)

    2. The United Nations: an introduction - Sven Gareis, Johannes Varwick, Lindsay P. Cohn 2005

      Book  Chapters 3 and 4

  11. 10. The UN, Reform and the Future 2 items
    • Assessing the first half century • Options for Reform • Scenarios for the Future
    1. The Oxford handbook on the United Nations - Thomas George Weiss, Sam Daws 2008

      Book  Chapters 38 (Luck); 40 (Alger)

    2. The United Nations: an introduction - Sven Gareis, Johannes Varwick, Lindsay P. Cohn 2005

      Book  Chapters 8 and 9

  12. Recommended reading 79 items
    The following are among the more important books for use in the module:
    1. Interventions: a life in war and peace - Kofi A. Annan, Nader Mousavizadeh 2013, c2012

      Book 

    2. International organisations - Clive Archer 2001

      Book 

    3. The United Nations: reality and ideal - P. R. Baehr, Leon Gordenker, P. R. Baehr 2005

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    4. The procedure of the UN Security Council - Sydney D Bailey, Sam Daws 1998

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    5. The United Nations: a concise political guide - Sydney D. Bailey, Sam Daws, Sydney D. Bailey 1995

      Book 

    6. International organizations: principles and issues - A. LeRoy Bennett, James K. Oliver 2002

      Book 

    7. United Nations interventionism, 1991-2004 - Mats R. Berdal, Spyros Economides 2007

      Book 

    8. The no-nonsense guide to the United Nations - Maggie Black 2008

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    9. Unvanquished: a U.S.-U.N. saga - Boutros Boutros-Ghali 1999

      Book 

    10. World politics since 1945 - Peter Calvocoressi 2009 (electronic book)

      Book 

    11. Law and practice of the United Nations: documents and commentary - Simon Chesterman, Thomas M. Franck, David Malone 2008

      Book 

    12. The law and practice of the United Nations - Benedetto Conforti 2005 (electronic book)

      Book 

    13. The responsibility to protect: the global moral compact for the 21st century - Richard H. Cooper, Juliette Von̐ov Kohler 2009 (electronic book)

      Book 

    14. United Nations Reform and the New Collective Security - Peter G. Danchin, Horst Fischer 2010 (electronic book)

      Book 

    15. Sustainable development: a history - Anne E. Egelston 2013 (electronic book)

      Book 

    16. United Nations Sanctions and the Rule of Law - Jeremy Matam Farrall 2007 (electronic book)

      Book 

    17. Frey, M. et al (eds.). International Organization and Development, 1945-1990 (2014) On order.

    18. Charter of the United Nations: commentary and documents - Leland M. Goodrich, Edvard Isak Hambro, Anne Patricia Simons 1969

      Book  (3rd edition)

    19. Charter of the United Nations: commentary and documents - Leland M. Goodrich, Edward Isak Hambro 1949

      Book  (2nd edition)

    20. The League of Nations - Ruth Henig 1973

      Book 

    21. Climate change and the law - Erkki J. Hollo, Kati Kulovesi, Michael Mehling 2013 (electronic book)

      Book 

    22. Non-state actors in world politics - Daphne Josselin, William Wallace 2001

      Book 

    23. The United Nations and international law - Christopher C. Joyner 1997

      Book 

    24. The UNHCR and world politics: a perilous path - Gil Loescher 2001

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    25. Human security and the UN: a critical history - S. Neil MacFarlane, Yuen Foong Khong 2006

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    26. Humanitarian intervention and the United Nations - Norrie MacQueen 2011

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    27. The United Nations, peace operations and the Cold War - Norrie MacQueen, Norrie MacQueen 2011

      Book 

    28. International organizations and civil wars - H. McCoubrey, N.D White c1995

      Book 

    29. The United Nations in the 21st century - Karen A. Mingst, Karen A. Mingst, Margaret P. Karns 2007

      Book 

    30. The United Nations and human security - Edward Newman, Oliver P. Richmond 2001

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    31. Human rights at the UN: the political history of universal justice - Roger Normand, Sarah Zaidi, MyiLibrary 2008 (electronic book)

      Book 

    32. The United Nations and global security - Richard M. Price, Mark W. Zacher 2004

      Book 

    33. The UN Human Rights Council - B. G. Ramcharan 2011

      Book 

    34. Selective security: war and the United Nations Security Council since 1945 - Adam Roberts, Dominik Zaum, International Institute for Strategic Studies 2008

      Book 

    35. The Charter of the United Nations: a commentary - Bruno Simma, Nikolai Wessendorf, United Nations 2012

      Book 

    36. The United Nations at the millennium: the principal organs - Paul Graham Taylor, A. J. R. Groom 2000

      Book 

    37. Hammarskjold - Brian Urquhart 1973

      Book 

    38. The environment and international relations - John Vogler, Mark F. Imber, Global Environmental Change Programme 1996

      Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

    39. A history of the League of Nations - Francis Paul Walters 1952

      Book 

    40. The United Nations and civil wars - Thomas George Weiss 1995

      Book 

  13. Relevant journals: 9 items
    1. Foreign affairs - Archibald Cary Coolidge, Hamilton Fish Armstrong, Council on Foreign Relations (electronic journal)

      Journal 

    2. International affairs - Royal Institute of International Affairs (electronic journal)

      Journal 

    3. Journal of international affairs - Columbia University. School of International and Public Affairs (electronic journal)

      Journal 

    4. Millennium: journal of international studies - London School of Economics and Political Science (electronic journal)

      Journal 

    5. Review of international studies - British International Studies Association (electronic journal)

      Journal 

  14. Relevant websites include: 1 item
    1. United Nations system: http://www.un.org/

      General Assembly: http://www.un.org/en/ga/

      Security Council: http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/

      Economic and Social Council: http://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/

      Trusteeship Council: http://www.un.org/en/mainbodies/trusteeship/

      International Court of Justice: http://www.icj-cij.org/

      Secretariat: http://www.un.org/en/mainbodies/secretariat/

      UN Disarmament Commission: http://www.un.org/disarmament/HomePage/DisarmamentCommission/UNDiscom.shtml

      UN Peacebuilding Commission: http://www.un.org/peace/peacebuilding/mandate.shtml

      UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations: http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/

      UN Development Programme: http://www.undp.org/

      High Commission for Refugees: http://www.unhcr.org/

      UN Environment Programme: http://www.unep.org/

      International Criminal Court: http://www.icc-cpi.int/menus/icc/home

      United Nations Association (UK): http://www.una.org.uk/

       

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