Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) and index.
Admission under the UN Charter -- The early years : implementing Article 4? -- The road to universality : the admissions of 1955-6 -- Universality affirmed : the eclipse of substantive admission criteria -- Admission after the package deal -- Universality achieved : micro-states, neutral states, and the residue of empires -- Consequences of admission.
Presents an account of admission to the UN, from the 1950s 'logjam' through controversies like Kosovo and Taiwan. With reference to Charter law, this book considers how Article 4 came to accommodate universality and what the future of a universal organization in a world of politically diverse States might be.