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Democratic Tendencies in the United Nations Security Council?

Language
English
Pages
17
2018 / No. 2
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Democratic Tendencies in the United Nations Security Council?

András Hárs

Assistant lecturer at the National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary;
Research Assistant at the University of Szeged, Hungary

The article aims at translating democracy in the United Nations and especially the Security Council, analyzing the inherent weak points and problems of the system, namely the composition and decision-making of the Council. Skimming through the correlation between democracy, legitimacy and effectiveness the article endeavours to provide a brief overview of the reform attempts of the last two decades from the international community and also from the side of scholarly literature, as well as to highlight what happens when the Security Council is unable or unwilling to act, through the examples of Syria, Ukraine and Myanmar.

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