International Institutions - The United Nations

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International Institutions - The United Nations
  1. MORGENTHAU
    1. 'sounding board for US policies'
      1. 'constitutional monstrosity'
      2. biggest institution - encompasses all states
        1. General Assembly (GA)
          1. non-legally binding
            1. only power is to recommend and talk
              1. their decisions can be disregarded
                1. every state is automatically a member
                  1. 1 vote per state
                    1. Observer states (Palestine)
                      1. 2/3 majority can recommend to Security Council
                      2. Security Council (SC)
                        1. political executive
                          1. non-agenda setting power - Max Weber
                            1. If they do not want to discuss a topic they don't have to
                            2. 9/15 members must agree to pass decisions
                              1. 5 permanent members - USA, UK, FRANCE, CHINA, USSR
                                1. have the power of veto
                                2. 10 non-permanent members who rotate
                                3. 'based on sovereign equality of all members' - UN CHARTER
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