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Deplano, R (2018). Building Pragmatic Utopias: The “Other” Security Council, International Law, and the United Nations Dream. German Yearbook of International Law, 60(1), 607-636. https://doi.org/10.3790/gyil.60.1.607
Deplano, Rossana (2018). "Building Pragmatic Utopias: The “Other” Security Council, International Law, and the United Nations Dream" German Yearbook of International Law, vol. 60no. 1, 2018 pp. 607-636. https://doi.org/10.3790/gyil.60.1.607
Deplano, R (2018). Building Pragmatic Utopias: The “Other” Security Council, International Law, and the United Nations Dream. German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 60 (Issue 1), pp 607-636. https://doi.org/10.3790/gyil.60.1.607

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Building Pragmatic Utopias: The “Other” Security Council, International Law, and the United Nations Dream

Deplano, Rossana

German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 60 (2018), Iss. 1 : pp. 607–636

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Rossana Deplano, Lecturer, University of Leicester (United Kingdom).

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This article revisits certain aspects of the foundational idea of international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations. By providing an empirically grounded analysis of the use of international law by the Security Council, the article aims at redesigning the breadth, scope, and limits of the United Nations utopian mission of creating a world without war. An argument is made that despite significant legal and political limitations, the United Nations is delivering an increasingly humanised type of international cooperation. Hence, after seven decades it is still on track eventually to deliver a pragmatic utopia.

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Section Title Page Action Price
Rossana Deplano: Building Pragmatic Utopias: The “Other” Security Council, International Law, and the United Nations Dream 1
I. Introduction 1
II. The Security Council’s Practice Unpacked (1946–2017) 6
A. Tracing International Law in the Text of Resolutions 1
B. Significance and Limits of the Thematic Resolutions 1
III. A Pragmatic Utopia of International Law? 2
IV. Conclusion 2