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Faculty Book: Jane Boulden and Thomas G. Weiss, eds.

Jane Boulden and Thomas G. Weiss, eds.

Terrorism and the UN: Before and After September 11
(Indiana University Press, 2004)

This volume analyzes how, over the years, the international system has shaped the United Nations’ role in dealing with terrorism, and how events such as 9/11 and the American intervention in Iraq have reoriented its approach. The first half of the book addresses the international context, including the UN’s concern for the rights and security of states relative to those of individuals; the second half of the book focuses more closely on the UN itself, its values, mechanisms, and history, and compares and contrasts the roles of the Security Council and the General Assembly in preventing and reacting to terrorism in the future. A concluding chapter looks at broader strategies for addressing root causes, with an emphasis on social justice as a key to conflict prevention. Thomas G. Weiss is a presidential professor of political science at the Graduate Center and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies.

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Submitted on: MAY 15, 2004

Category: Faculty Books, Political Science, Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies