The UN’s Place in the Era of Globalization: A Four Dimensional Perspective

Joseph A. Camilleri, 'The UN’s Place in the Era of Globalization: A Four Dimensional Perspective', in A.J. Paolini, A.P. Jarvis and C. Reus-Smit, (eds.), Between Sovereignty and Global Governance: The State, Civil Society, and the United Nations, London: Macmillan, 1998, pp. 333-350.


In this unique volume, leading scholars, policy makers, and representatives of non-governmental organizations explore the challenges of global governance as we enter the twenty-first century. It focuses on the experience of the United Nations, the most ambitious experiment to date in the multilateral management of the world society. The chapters are divided into sections addressing the security , economic, and civil-political dimensions of governance, providing a systematic analysis of the United Nations in a rapidly changing global environment. This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the emerging global order, bringing together a wide range of perspectives and combing the conceptual and historical study of governance with a detailed analysis of the United Nations.

The book arose from a major International Conference convened by Joseph Camilleri to mark the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations