Professor Lung-chu Chen
In the post-Cold War era, the United Nations has played an increasingly important role in maintaining world order. This course examines the changing context of U.N. law and politics, the projected goals of both minimum and optimum world order, trends of decision and development, factors affecting successes and failures, and future prospects. Special attention is given to the U.N.'s role in the maintenance of minimum world order and in the facilitation and/or protection of human rights, self-determination, development, resource management, and global environment. Paper or examination option.