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  • The United Nations, Peace and Securityby Ramesh Thakur

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    A unique insight into the changing role and structure of the United Nations. more...

  • Nuclear Weapons and International Securityby Ramesh Thakur

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    This volume brings together more than three decades of research and writings by Professor Ramesh Thakur on the challenges posed by nuclear weapons. Following an introduction to the current nuclear state of play, the book addresses the challenge of nuclear weapons in three parts. Part I describes the scholar-practitioner interface in trying to come... more...

  • The People vs. the Stateby Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    Professor Ramesh Thakur, former Senior Vice Rector of the United Nations University and UN Assistant Secretary-General, is sometimes described as one of the intellectual godfathers of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). Based in our common humanity, R2P is an acceptance of a duty of care by those living in safety towards those trapped in zones of... more...

  • Australia, Canada, and Iraqby Ramesh Thakur; Jack Cunningham

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    The 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq was intensely controversial. Australia joined in the war, while Canada refused to. Australia, Canada, and Iraq is a collection of essays by world leaders and esteemed academics that offers a fresh review of the war and the critical Australian and Canadian decisions regarding it. more...

  • Broadening Asia's Security Discourse and Agendaby Ramesh Thakur; Edward Newman

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 43.00

    Going beyond military threats and state-centric analysis, this publication demonstrates the importance of a broad security agenda that incorporates political, economic, social and environmental dimensions. more...

  • The Chemical Weapons Conventionby Thakur Ramesh; Haru Ere

    United Nations University Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    The most complex and comprehensive disarmament treaty ever to be adopted, the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) is intended to provide robust assurance that chemical weapons will not be developed, produced, stockpiled, used or transferred. To implement and enforce the CWC and verify the ongoing elimination of declared chemical weapons production capacity... more...

  • The Dark Side of Globalizationby Jorge Heine; Ramesh Thakur

    United Nations University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    Seen by some as a desirable and irreversible engine of prosperity and progress, globalization is resisted by others as the soft underbelly of a corporate imperialism that plunders and profiteers in the global marketplace. Globalization has brought many benefits, including the reduction of poverty in several countries. But it also has a dark side: the... more...

  • From Sovereign Impunity to International Accountabilityby Ramesh Thakur; Peter Malcontent

    United Nations University Press 2004; US$ 33.00

    Explores the changing political and human rights context that gave rise to the international norm of individual criminal accountability. It brings together a preeminent group of experts to explore the progress, scope and controversies of international accountability. more...

  • The Group of Twenty (G20)by Andrew F. Cooper; Ramesh Thakur

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95

    This work offers a concise examination of the purpose, function and practice of the Group of Twenty (G20) summit. Providing a comprehensive historical account of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors process, the text then moves on to outline the conditions, events and debates that led to the formation of the permanent, expanded leaders?... more...

  • Institutional Supports for the International Rule of Lawby Charles Sampford; Ramesh Thakur

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The rule of law is widely seen as the cornerstone of any effective polity and increasingly a vital component of the international political system. If the international rule of law were to be strengthened, it would greatly contribute to trade, security, human rights and global cooperation in a range of fields. Yet, in many areas the rule of law seems... more...