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<b>Conclusions: Serious Consequences: How Twenty‐Five Years of Involvement with Iraq Has Changed the Security Council</b>

David M. Malone

in The International Struggle Over Iraq

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780199278572
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604119 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199278571.003.0009
 Conclusions: Serious Consequences: How Twenty‐Five Years of Involvement with Iraq Has Changed the Security Council

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This chapter focuses on the instrumental approach of all five permanent members to the Council as a resource for their own purposes, in effect their instrumental multilateralism. It addresses conceptions of legality, legitimacy, representation, and democracy in the Council, seeking to draw lessons from the Council’s drift into decision-making in a legal-regulatory (rather than politico-military) mode, not least with respect to accountability. It also examines some of the challenges the UN and its Member States face when attempting peacebuilding, perhaps better thought of as (responsible) state-building.

Keywords: UN Security Council; multilateralism; legitimacy; peacebuilding; state-building

Chapter.  18410 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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