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United Nations Reform and the New Collective Security
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  • Peter G. Danchin, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Horst Fischer
In 2004, the Report of the Secretary-General's High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change emphasised the linkages between economic development, security and human rights, and the imperative in the twenty-first century of collective action and cooperation between States. In a world deeply divided by differences of power, wealth, culture and ideology, central questions today in international law and organisation are whether reaffirmation of the concept of collective security and a workable consensus on the means of its realisation are possible. In addressing these questions, this book considers the three key documents in the recent UN reform process: the High-Level Panel report, the Secretary-General's In Larger Freedom report and the 2005 World Summit Outcome document. The chapters examine the responsibilities, commitments, strategies and institutions necessary for collective security to function both in practice and as a normative ideal in international law and relations between state and non-state actors alike.
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Cambridge University Press
  • United Nations,
  • economic development,
  • human rights,
  • collective security

This publication is published in the series European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation.

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Peter G. Danchin and Horst Fischer. United Nations Reform and the New Collective Security. (2010)
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