The United Nations

History and Core Ideas

  • Authors
  • Laurence Peters

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Laurence Peters
    Pages 1-9
  3. Laurence Peters
    Pages 11-31
  4. Laurence Peters
    Pages 97-107
  5. Laurence Peters
    Pages 141-143
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 145-185

About this book


Before the UN could be created the idea of a global body dedicated to the preservation of peace had first to be imagined. The book traces the evolution of a complex web of ideas that emerged from the ancient world concerning the need for a governing body to control the actions of sovereign nations.


conflict evolution human rights Nation Peace prevention sovereignty United Nations

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