For undergraduate courses in International Relations. A comprehensive guide to the world body's institutions, procedures, policies, specialized agencies, historic personalities, initiatives, and involvement in world affairs, The New United Nations is organized thematically, blending both topical and chronological explanations making reference to current scholarly terms and theories. The first textbook of its kind on the market, it presents the UN in its evolving role in this new era since the Cold War and shows its responsibilities for meeting challenges to the global community.The first comprehensive textbook to cover all aspects of the United Nations in the post-Cold War era-Presents the world body in a new light, giving important aspects of the United Nations little touched on by current late editions of textbooks initially written in the earlier period.~Gives students a current, timely, and innovative text. An emphasis on the evolving and novel roles played by the UN in world affairs.~Enables students to understand the UN as dynamic, rather than static. A narrative, rather than academic, style-Written by a political scientist and an historian, both of whom have taught UN studies have been advisers to National Model UN student teams. ~Provides students with a more comprehensive and multi-dimensional text than other International Organization books.Useful bibliographies, highlighted specialized vocabulary lists, and important websites. ~Provides students with quick-reference convenience for study and review.Progressive development of topics-Focuses on what is important about the UN in the new era.~Ensures that students see the connections among topics, and engages them with the broad, largely unknown, work of the UN on a global scale. Inset boxes and "Summing Up" sections-Provides important chronologies, key UN agency activities, and important applicable provisions, as well as a section that pulls the chapter together for students. ~Reinforces concepts and helps students learn the important data in each chapter through excellent pedagogical tools. Discussions of the impact on the UN of realism, idealism, critical theory, dependency theory, and post-modernism. ~Gives students important information about international political theory and the place the UN within the debate among the various schools of thought. The "new" United Nations-Discusses such topics as human rights, the new judicial diplomacy, peacekeeping, state-building, peacemaking, women's issues, sustainable development, non-governmental actors in the UN process, the environment, disease (particularly HIV/AIDS), the role of world conferences, the global compact, and smart sanctions. ~Shows students that the UN is part of international civil society and a prime actor in the public policy-making process that has emerged on the global scale.The case for "democratization" of the UN-Features a discussion of the recent reform process, the enhanced role of non-governmental organizations, and of participation by individuals of the work of the UN alongside national governmental representatives.~Walks students step-by-step through the details of the modern UN, providing thorough discussions of often complex topics.