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Since its inception in 1945, the United Nations has had a powerful but controversial influence on global politics. In this informative guide, Norrie MacQueen provides a clear introduction to its institutions, remit, personalities, and role in the modern world. Defending the UN from common criticisms of bureaucratic paralysis and bias towards the developed world, MacQueen argues that its limitations are due to the complex web of national interests that it seeks to reconcile, and that despite criticisms the UN has had a positive influence on the modern world.

©2010 Norrie Macqueen (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • 09-16-21

Dry but interesting

It's a book about the UN, it was never going to be nerve tingling. It is an interesting book and after reading about the Rwandan genocide, the lack of UN intervention is now better understood. ideologically the UN is spot on, in reality, world politics are played out within which reduces the effectiveness. I'm glad there are people who still strive for a better world and the UN forms part of that.