A Seat at the Table

New Zealand and the United Nations Security Council 2015–2016

Edited by Graham Hassall and Negar Partow

A fascinating insight into the world of global politics

This fascinating look at global politics follows New Zealand’s fourth term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, from 2015 to 2016. Its engrossing chapters by key players, from the then Minister for Foreign Affairs Murray McCully to the two-term New Zealand President of the Security Council Gerard van Bohemen, offer real insights into the Council’s day-to-day workings.

This book examines New Zealand’s efforts to improve Council processes, and asks: Given the dominance of the P5 — the United States, China, Russia, France and the United Kingdom— is there a role on the Security Council for smaller nations? And can they effect meaningful change for those suffering in war-torn and corrupt countries?

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  • ISBN: 978-0-9951378-0-6
  • ESBN: 978-0-9951354-9-9
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 13/08/2020
  • PAGE EXTENT: 392
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Graham Hassall is an associate professor at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Negar Partow is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University.