This is a call for book chapters titled “Reforms at the United Nations” which is expected to be published in October 2023.
About the Journal
After the Second World War, we got United Nations through many negotiations, mostly through political offices of the USA, UK and USSR. One distinctive feature of the UN is its ability to enforce decisions through a small cabinet, Security Council.
The United Nations system has worked effectively in the last 75 years or so but there have been occasions when it has failed. Some examples are the Korean Peninsular war in 1950 which led General Assembly to adopt Uniting for Peace Resolution, the failure to stop ethnic cleansing in Former Yugoslav states and Rwanda, the failure to protect Somalian genocide and more recently, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and continuous threat to use nukes.
These failures can be reprimanded if certain reforms are carried into the UN system and more so, the world watchdog, Security Council.
The veto power used by 5 permanent members needs to be rechecked and there is growing demand to expand the permanent membership of the Security Council. Some countries with great economies and military forces like India, Brazil, Japan, Italy, and South Africa have aspired to join the Council as permanent member.
This book tries to address some of the pressing issues relating to reforms at the United Nations generally and more specifically Security Council.
About the Opportunity
This is a Call for Book Chapters titled “Reforms at the United Nations” which is expected to be published in October 2023.
Some of the research issues which the book aims to cover are:
- Reforms at United Nations-General and Specific Comments.
- Expansion of Security Council.
- Veto Powers and World Politics.
- United Nations, Wars and Human Rights Violations.
- Specific Chamber of General Assembly (Senate).
- Appraisals and Criticisms of United Nations.
- Small States and the Rise of World Diplomacy.
- Climate Change, Migration and United Nations.
- Africa, Sub Sahara, and United Nations.
- Asia and United Nations.
- Middle East and United Nations.
- Caribbeans and United Nations.
- Supranational Institutions and United Nations.
- West and United Nations.
- Global South and United Nations.
These themes are indicative only. Any work related to the scope of the book would be considered.
- Interested scholars from around the globe are invited to submit an abstract/proposed book chapter outline in no longer than 350 words (please use “Call for Book Chapters – Reforms at United Nations” as the subject line of your e-mail) for double-blind peer review.
- The authors will be notified about the selection of the abstract.
- Complete drafts of chapters in 5000 words with OSCOLA citation style must be submitted.
- Complete drafts will go for double-blind peer review, and it is expected that contributors incorporate changes if suggested.
- The book is expected to be published by October 2023.
How to Submit?
Interested scholars from around the globe are invited to submit an abstract/proposed book chapter outline in no longer than 350 words to email@example.com (please use “Call for Book Chapters – Reforms at United Nations” as the subject line of your e-mail) for double-blind peer review).
- Abstract submission: April 10, 2023
- Notification of selection of abstracts: April 15, 2023
- Submission of Full draft: July 15, 2023
- Book publication (tentative): October 2023
In case of any queries, kindly contact Professor (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski and Mr. Pawan Kumar on firstname.lastname@example.org.