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The Resource Five to rule them all : the UN Security Council and the making of the modern world, David L. Bosco

Five to rule them all : the UN Security Council and the making of the modern world, David L. Bosco

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Five to rule them all : the UN Security Council and the making of the modern world
Title
Five to rule them all
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the UN Security Council and the making of the modern world
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David L. Bosco
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Language
eng
Summary
From the Berlin Airlift to the Iraq War, the UN Security Council has stood at the heart of global politics. Part public theater, part smoke-filled backroom, the Council has enjoyed notable successes and suffered ignominious failures, but it has always provided a space for the five great powers to sit down together. Five to Rule Them All tells the inside story of this remarkable diplomatic creation. Drawing on extensive research, including dozens of interviews with serving and former ambassadors on the Council, the book chronicles political battles and personality clashes as it opens the closed doors of its meeting room. What emerges here is a revealing portrait of the most powerful diplomatic body in the world. When the five permanent members are united, David Bosco points out, the Council can wage war, impose blockades, redraw borders, unseat governments, and levy sanctions. There are almost no limits to its authority. Yet the Council exists in a world of realpolitik . Its members are, above all, powerful states with their own diverging interests. Time and again, the Council's performance has dashed the hope that its members would somehow work together to establish a more peaceful world. But if these lofty hopes have been unfulfilled, the Council has still served an invaluable purpose: to prevent conflict between the Great Powers. In this role, the Council has been an unheralded success. As Bosco reminds us, massacres in the Balkans and chaos in Iraq are human tragedies, but conflicts between the world's great powers in the nuclear age would be catastrophic. In this lively, fast-moving, and often humorous narrative, Bosco illuminates the role of the Security Council in the postwar world, making a compelling case for the enduring importance of the five who rule them all. --
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Bosco, David L
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • United Nations
  • Security, International
  • Security, International
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Five to rule them all : the UN Security Council and the making of the modern world, David L. Bosco
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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Contents
The council created -- Fits and starts (1946-1956) -- The court of world opinion (1957-1967) -- A hostile environment (1968-1985) -- The ice breaks (1986-1993) -- Growing pains (1994-2001) -- A more dangerous world (2001-2006)
Control code
ocn313017982
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780195328769
Lccn
2009008670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)313017982
Label
Five to rule them all : the UN Security Council and the making of the modern world, David L. Bosco
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The council created -- Fits and starts (1946-1956) -- The court of world opinion (1957-1967) -- A hostile environment (1968-1985) -- The ice breaks (1986-1993) -- Growing pains (1994-2001) -- A more dangerous world (2001-2006)
Control code
ocn313017982
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780195328769
Lccn
2009008670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)313017982

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