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State, Society and the UN System

Changing Perspectives on Multilateralism

  • Author: UNU
  • Publication date: April 1998
  • Page count: 276
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 98.III.A.16

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The revival of interest among scholars, statesmen and the general public is closely related to changes in the basic parameters of the post-1945 world order. This book examines, against this changing backdrop, multilateralism and the UN system from the perspective of what is called a 'state /society complex,' which refers to the forces operating within and across states. It focuses on seldom-studied states and their policies and practices in relation to the UN system and multilateralism. Studied are Germany and India, who are trying for a larger voice in the system; Sweden and Romania, who have viewed the UN system as a means of projecting domestic aims onto a global stage; and Chile, Jamaica and Sierra Leone who are greatly affected by the shifting currents in the multilateral sphere.