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Despite the recent crises in Syria and Ukraine, reforming UN Security Council decision-making remains a pipe dream

Weiss, Thomas G. (2014) Despite the recent crises in Syria and Ukraine, reforming UN Security Council decision-making remains a pipe dream. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (21 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The decision-making procedures used in the UN Security Council – chiefly the veto granted to its five permanent members – have frequently been criticised on the basis that they prevent agreements being reached on key issues. This criticism has been particularly acute with respect to the failure of the Security Council to agree joint positions on the ongoing crises in Syria and Ukraine. Thomas G. Weiss argues that while such arguments have been made for decades, there remain no easy answers. Nevertheless, despite the recent criticism, the Security Council is likely to remain as relevant to international peace and security as it ever was.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 08:31
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 23:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71826

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