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Great Debates at the United Nations: An Encyclopedia of Fifty Key Issues, 1945-2000 (Hardback)
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Great Debates at the United Nations: An Encyclopedia of Fifty Key Issues, 1945-2000 (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 30/03/2001
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Perfect for promoting student debate, and critical thinking, and ideal for use by Model UN clubs, this ready-reference guide provides information and critical examinations of the 50 most important issues debated in UN history. Since the inception of the UN in 1945, its member nations have hotly debated the most incendiary global political issues, from human rights and Cold War conflicts to many regional and local clashes, most recently in Kosovo. The 50 entries are organized in chronological order based on their first appearance on the UN agenda. Each entry consists of four narrative sections: the significance of the issue; the historical, social and economic background of the issue; the history of the UN debate and intervention on the issue and the positions of various nations; and the outcome of the debate. Each entry concludes with a list of suggested further reading. More than fifty photos accompany the text. Among the issues debated are those of UN peacekeeping efforts around the globe; issues of concern to Third World countries; the nuclear arms race; regional conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central America; human rights; world population growth; the environment; laws of the sea; issues of food; the status of women; and racism. Cross-references will help the user to locate related topics. A timeline of events in the history of the UN, a bibliographic essay, a glossary, and a number of appendices including lists of UN world years, UN peacekeeping operations, Secretaries General of the UN and Presidents of the UN General Assembly add reference value to the work.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313313868
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 856 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
..."will allow students to decide how to debate and think critically about issues ranging from disarmament in 1946 through terrorism in 1972 and the Kosovo Situation in 1998. For each issue, its significance, background, history and outcome are provided...Teachers could use this book by presenting the issue to students for debate and then comparing their outcomes with the actual solutions reached by the U.N."-Gale Reference for Students
..."this is a good resource."-The Book Report
"Uniquely suited for student debate and Model UN clubs, this volume will be well received in high school and college collections."-Lawrence Looks at Books
"This important work conveys the crucial concerns the United Nations has tackled in its first half-century....The value of this work is that it brings information on the "great debates" together objectively, succinctly, and clearly. It will be useful in academic and large public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
..."especially valuable for researchers, model UN clubs, and schools with strong political-science departments."-School Library Journal
"Students of the UN and Model UN program participants will particularly appreciate this extremely useful volume....Highly recommended for library reference collections at all levels."-Choice
?...this is a good resource.??The Book Report
?...this is a good resource.?-The Book Report
?...this is a good resource.?- The Book Report
?...especially valuable for researchers, model UN clubs, and schools with strong political-science departments.?-School Library Journal
?Students of the UN and Model UN program participants will particularly appreciate this extremely useful volume....Highly recommended for library reference collections at all levels.?-Choice
?...will allow students to decide how to debate and think critically about issues ranging from disarmament in 1946 through terrorism in 1972 and the Kosovo Situation in 1998. For each issue, its significance, background, history and outcome are provided...Teachers could use this book by presenting the issue to students for debate and then comparing their outcomes with the actual solutions reached by the U.N.?-Gale Reference for Students
?Uniquely suited for student debate and Model UN clubs, this volume will be well received in high school and college collections.?-Lawrence Looks at Books
?This important work conveys the crucial concerns the United Nations has tackled in its first half-century....The value of this work is that it brings information on the "great debates" together objectively, succinctly, and clearly. It will be useful in academic and large public libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
.,."especially valuable for researchers, model UN clubs, and schools with strong political-science departments."-School Library Journal
.,."this is a good resource."-The Book Report
.,."will allow students to decide how to debate and think critically about issues ranging from disarmament in 1946 through terrorism in 1972 and the Kosovo Situation in 1998. For each issue, its significance, background, history and outcome are provided...Teachers could use this book by presenting the issue to students for debate and then comparing their outcomes with the actual solutions reached by the U.N."-Gale Reference for Students

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