THE UNITED NATIONS: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION AND WORLD POLITICS is a comprehensive guide to all that is relevant to the United Nations from its inception to these opening years of the millennium, analyzing the history, processes, structure and functions of the organization.While the thread of terror weaves its way through the text, the textbook discusses the United Nation's continuing role in assisting nations and peoples in distress from underdevelopment, from population overload, from pandemic disease, and political instability.
Larry Ziring is the Arnold E. Schneider Professor of Political Science at Western Michigan University. Author/editor of more than twenty books, his latest publication is PAKISTAN: AT THE CROSSCURRENT OF HISTORY (2003). Currently engaged in studying the evolution of terrorism and its impact on the international system, he recently completed a study of the anatomy of terror in South Aisa. Among his recent publication are: PAKISTAN IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (1997) and an edition in Urdu (2003), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: A POLITICAL DICTIONARY (1995), BANGLADESH FROM MUJIB TO ERSHAD (1992), and THE MIDDLE EAST: A POLITICAL DICTIONARY (1992). Director of the Western Michigan University graduate program in Development Administration, his teaching responsibilities include American Foreign Policy, International Relations, The United Nations, International Law and Development Administration.