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By Stephen Kinloch Pichat

ISBN-10: 0415652952

ISBN-13: 9780415652957

ISBN-10: 071465731X

ISBN-13: 9780714657318

A clean exam of the origins, evolution and way forward for proposals for a UN 'Legion' - an everlasting army strength recruited, knowledgeable and deployed by way of the UN.


This new publication exhibits how this notion has grown, re-emerged and developed in direct reference to the advance of UN overseas army forces. The legionnaires were visible because the destiny representatives of a latest constabulary, overseas police or humanitarian chivalry. they've got additionally normally evoked the assumption of mercenaries and resurrected fears of supranational executive and a 'world army'. one of these strength has been not possible whilst wanted, now not wanted whilst possible, revealing the deficiencies of the foreign process within the point of view of a selected activity. the assumption highlights the inadequacy of the ability compared to the goals, and the boundaries of the UN's potential to evolve itself to new demanding situations.


This examine examinmes how the undertaking of a UN 'Legion' is conditional at the viability of the unique Utopia, and vice versa. It additionally argues that the intense polarization of the talk might replicate an inclination to negate the inherent contradictions of truth, reminding us of the historic measurement of the development of a global association, a 'work in progress'.

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