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Lamazière, Georges. Ordem, Hegemonia e Trangressão. A resolução 687 (1991) do Conselho de Segurança das Nações Unidas, a Comissão Especial das Nações Unidas (UNSCOM) e o regime internacional de não-proliferação de armas de destruição em massa. Brasília: Instituto Rio Branco/Fundação Alexandre de Gusmão, 1998.

[Order, Hegemony and Transgression. Resolution 687 (1991) of the United Nations Security Council, the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) and the international non-proliferation regime of weapons of mass destruction]

The book discusses the post-Cold War shaping of a new world order and the role the United Nations Security Council played in it. Starting with the first Gulf War, it describes how the United Nations came to the forefront of international politics, and debates the concepts of unipolarity and multipolarity. Using the issue of non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as a case study, the book discusses the normative power of the UNSC and of other institutions. It focuses on resolution 687 (1991), meant to deal with Iraq, as an instrument altering the non-proliferation regime in general with possible consequences for other areas of the globe. It traces the architecture and work of the United Nations Special Commission and considers the possibility that such mechanism might be used by the Security Council in the future.

Entry Submitted By: Eduardo Uziel

About the author of this entry: Eduardo Uziel was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, holds a degree in History from the Universidade Federal Fluminense and one in Law from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Since 2000, works in the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, having been posted in the Mission of Brazil to the UN and in the Brazilian Embassy in Tel Aviv. Uziel has published a book and several articles on peacekeeping operations and Security Council politics.