This book comprehensively examines the different proposals put
forward for reforming the UN Security Council by analysing their
objectives and exploring whether the implementation of these
proposals would actually create a representative and more effective
Security Council. The book places the discussion on reform of
Security Council membership in the context of the council s primary
responsibility, which is at the helm of the UN collective security
system. The author contends that only a Council that is adequately
representative of the UN membership can claim to legitimately act
on the members behalf. This book offers an inquiry into the Council
s constitutional framework and how far that framework still
reflects the expectations and intentions of the founding nations,
whilst remaining flexible enough to satisfy today s, and possibly
tomorrow s, membership. Through the use of policy-oriented
jurisprudence and elements of the International Law/International
Relations theory this book explores how reform can best be
Reforming the UN Security Council Membership" will be of
particular interest to scholars and students of International Law
and International Relations."
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