The UN system and its many component parts retain a globally important role in the sphere of international relations, international law and global governance. The system is tasked with addressing some of the most critical issues facing humanity, including international peace and security, refugees, internal displacement and statelessness, humanitarian disasters, environmental challenges, food and health security, international development, and the wellbeing of children. Since its creation in 1988, the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), has been at the forefront of efforts to showcase cutting-edge scholarly work on the UN system, multilateralism and international organization and to connect that scholarly conversation with UN practitioners. Created in association with Edward Elgar Publishing, this new series is designed as a forum for the very latest in academic research on topics which fall into the broad area of the United Nations and the UN system with a particular focus on international organization, multilateralism and global governance. The series will seek to contribute to scholarly debates on how the UN system works, how it could work, how it should work and what it really means in the contemporary world. The ACUNS Series on the UN System is an interdisciplinary book series, and welcomes submissions for research monographs and edited books from scholars working in the fields of international politics, international organization, international law, human rights, justice, international development, human geography, security studies and global governance, amongst others. All books in the series will be subject to a rigorous process of peer review prior to publication. The Series Editors welcome submissions from both established scholars and early career researchers.