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Janus‐faced Structure of the Security Council: Open System and Closed Shop

Jochen Prantl

in The UN Security Council and Informal Groups of States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287680
eISBN:
9780191603723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287686.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the institutional setting of the United Nations. The underlying assumption is that the Security Council can best be described as a Janus-faced structure of both an open system ... More


European Security, 1919–39

Derek Drinkwater

in Sir Harold Nicolson and International Relations: The Practitioner as Theorist

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273850
eISBN:
9780191602344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273855.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sir Harold Nicolson’s approach to the questions of inter-war European security represented an evolution from an idealist outlook at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 to a more measured degree of ... More


Leading the LNU, Caballing with Churchill: January 1932–September 1939

Martin Ceadel

in Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces Angell's development into a largely orthodox liberal internationalist, as he belatedly realized that his ‘illusion’ thesis had assumed that aggressors could be reasoned into ... More


Versailles and Racial Equality, 1919

Ian Clark

in International Legitimacy and World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199297009
eISBN:
9780191711428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297009.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the exceptional case in that the proposal to include a racial equality clause in the League Covenant was rejected. On the other hand, this is another case where the norm was supported by a ... More


International Order

Derek Drinkwater

in Sir Harold Nicolson and International Relations: The Practitioner as Theorist

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199273850
eISBN:
9780191602344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273855.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Sir Harold Nicolson’s conception of international order, with its roots in ancient Greek and Roman political theory, was central to his ideas about international society. It encompassed the principal ... More


On Global Order: Power, Values, and the Constitution of International Society

Andrew Hurrell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233106
eISBN:
9780191716287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233106.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book provides an introduction to the analysis of global political order — how patterns of governance and institutionalization in world politics have already changed; what the most important ... More


Essence and Definition of Collective Security

Alexander Orakhelashvili

in Collective Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199579846
eISBN:
9780191725302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579846.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The validity and feasibility of the concept of collective security has for a long time been subjected to a debate and challenges on various grounds. The principal objections related to the alleged ... More


Small state survival and proliferation in twentieth-century systems of collective security and global governance, 1919–2016

Matthias Maass

in Small States in World Politics: The Story of Small State Survival, 1648-2016

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719082733
eISBN:
9781526132406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082733.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

How did the small state fare in the 20th century? As it turns out, small states did remarkably well. Surprisingly enough, during the height of the Cold War small state proliferation doubled their ... More


Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Martin Ceadel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

Sir Norman Angell, pioneer both of international relations as a distinct discipline and of the theory of globalization, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and one of the 20th century's leading ... More


Self-Defence and Collective Security

Alexander Orakhelashvili

in Collective Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199579846
eISBN:
9780191725302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579846.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the inherent right of states to self-defence under Article 51 of the UN Charter as part of the collective security process and one of its valid causes of action. After examining ... More


Evolution: intervention and humanitarianism from collective security to peacekeeping

Norrie Macqueen

in Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636969
eISBN:
9780748672035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636969.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The origins of collective humanitarian intervention long pre-date the end of the Cold War. There are continuing arguments about not just what constitutes humanitarianism, but also the nature of ... More


International Law and Peace between the Nations: The Contribution of the Baha’i Faith

Danesh Sarooshi

in Law and Religion: Current Legal Issues 2001 Volume 4

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199246601
eISBN:
9780191697616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246601.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The attainment of peace between nations is a long-cherished ideal. The Baha'i Scriptures contain much guidance on the principles that humanity must implement to reach and maintain a lasting peace. ... More


Moscow’s Quest for a Privileged Role

Alexander Cooley

in Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199929825
eISBN:
9780199950485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929825.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 examines the strategic evolution and dilemmas of Russia, the region's former imperial power and continued privileged partner. The chapter analyzes Moscow's broad range of levers of ... More


The Perils of Liberal Multilateralism

Robert G. Kaufman

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124346
eISBN:
9780813134987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Multilateral liberalists are another group critical of President Bush's foreign policy. They contend that liberal democratic institutions play a primary role in mitigating rivalry and fostering ... More


Contested Norms in the CIS Regional Order

Allison Roy

in Russia, the West, and Military Intervention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199590636
eISBN:
9780191756214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590636.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the regional dimension of the normative interplay between Russia, other CIS states, and major Western states. It assesses how far and with what success Russia has promoted ... More


The United States and the Cold War: Four Ideas that Shaped the Twentieth-Century World

Jeremi Suri

in International Relations Since the End of the Cold War: New and Old Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666430
eISBN:
9780191745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666430.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Despite the many misguided programs promoted by the United States, American foreign policy during the Cold War contributed to the spread of four basic ideas that, on the whole, enhanced global peace ... More


The Bona Fides of Power: Security Council and Threats to the Peace

Thomas M. Franck

in Fairness in International Law and Institutions

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267850
eISBN:
9780191683398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267850.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The United Nations Security Council has potentially far-reaching enforcement powers. These were largely underused in the stasis of the Cold War. Now, however, the Council meets almost continuously in ... More


Protecting Which Peace for Whom against What? A Conceptual Analysis of Collective Security

Pål Wrange

in Promoting Peace Through International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198722731
eISBN:
9780191789496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722731.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The collective security system of the UN Charter has, since its inception, been fraught with political and practical problems. Such problems can all be associated with conceptual contradictions and ... More


The Evolution of the UN Collective Security System

Haidi Willmot

in Protection of Civilians

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198729266
eISBN:
9780191796180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729266.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter examines changes in three key aspects of the collective security system: (a) the mechanism for determining aggression and deciding response measures; (b) the determination of threats to ... More


Background: The First World War in Western Consciousness

Azar Gat

in Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207153
eISBN:
9780191677519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Ideas

The First World War was a landmark in Western consciousness, yet its significance in the several nations involved differed greatly. In the mid-1920s a formal and vague consensus in favour of ... More


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