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xiii, 360 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. States, international organisations, and legitimacy: a theoretical framework-- 3. Peace enforcement through sub-regional organisations: the economic community of West African states and operation liberty in Liberia-- 4. Peace enforcement through sub-regional organisations: the Southern African development community and operation sovereign legitimacy in the democratic Republic of Congo-- 5. Peace enforcement through sub-regional organisations: the Southern African development community and operation boleas in Lesotho-- 6. Peace enforcement through a military alliance: the north atlantic treaty organization and operation allied force in Kosovo-- 7. Peace enforcement through a global organisation: the United Nations and INTERFET in East Timor-- Epilogue: UN intervention in Lebanon.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521870191 20160528
What distinguishes a peace enforcement operation from an invasion? This question has been asked with particular vehemence since the US intervention in Iraq, but it faces all military operations seeking to impose peace in countries torn by civil war. This book highlights the critical role of international organisations (IOs) as gatekeepers to international legitimacy for modern peace enforcement operations. The author analyses five operations launched through four IOs: the ECOWAS intervention in Liberia, the SADC operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho, the NATO Kosovo campaign and the UN intervention in East Timor. In all these campaigns, lead states sought IO mandates primarily to establish the international legitimacy of their interventions. The evidence suggests that international relations are structured by commonly accepted rules, that both democratic and authoritarian states care about the international legitimacy of their actions, and that IOs have a key function in world politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521870191 20160528
Green Library
261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xlvii, 322 p. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xlvii, 322 p. ; 25 cm.
xvii, 189 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Script
  • Main actors
  • Betrayal in Palestine and its legacy (Middle East)
  • Stumbling into war (the Congo)
  • Mission accomplished (Namibia)
  • The failed authority (Cambodia)
  • Defeated by warlords (Somalia)
  • Witnesses to genocide (Rwanda)
  • The predictable disaster (ex-Yugoslavia)
  • Prospects.
This book takes a provocative look at the UN peacekeeping system, arguing that it has largely outlived its usefulness and is bound to fail when applied to currently predominant violent and messy conflagrations. The author argues that, in the absence of radical changes in that system, the UN should disarm, restricting the peacekeeping to military observers' missions and to subcontracting other operations out to military alliances and regional organisations. He confronts two basic peacekeeping myths. First, the belief that peacekeeping is distinct from peace enforcement blurs this distinction and undermines the viability of peacekeeping operations, yet that distinction remains a cornerstone of the UN doctrine. Secondly, it is widely believed that the peacekeepers are allowed to apply force only in self-defence and lack the authorisation to use it in defending UN Security Councils mandates. This myth persists, even in cases when the UN Security Council undertakes explicit authorisation to enforce specific goals of the mandate. The author offers a critical re-appraisal of the fundamental principles of peacekeeping, including both the largest successes (Namibia) and worst disasters (Rwanda). Drawing heavily on personal accounts, the book is solidly anchored in official primary sources originating from the UN, national governments, parliamentary inquiries (Dutch, French and Belgian) and from the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda. It integrates the most recent recommendations related to peacekeeping originating from High-Level Panels and endorsed by Kofi Annan. Finally, it exposes how the UN peacekeeping syndrome of "soldiers' safety first" crept into the NATO's strategy and compromises its missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780275992149 20160527
Green Library
16 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
22 p. ; 28 cm.
xxiv, 908 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199686049 20160619
The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations provides an innovative, authoritative, and accessible examination and critique of all 67 United Nations peacekeeping operations launched between 1948 and 2013. l Since the late 1940s, but particularly since the end of the cold war, peacekeeping has been the most visible and one of the most important activities of the United Nations and a significant part of global security governance and conflict management. The volume offers a chapter-by-chapter chronological analysis, designed to provide a comprehensive overview that highlights the evolution, changing nature and overall impact of UN peacekeeping. It also includes a collection of thematic chapters that examine key issues such as major trends of peace operations, the link between peacekeeping, humanitarian interventions and the responsibility to protect, peacekeeping and international law, the UN's inter-organizational partnerships and how to evaluate success or failure. l This handbook brings together leading scholars and senior practitioners in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of the successes, failures and lessons learned of UN peacekeeping since 1948. This is a unique reference book for scholars and practitioners working in the field of international relations, international security, peacekeeping and global governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199686049 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
112 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
11 p. ; 28 cm.
lix, 319 p. ; 23 cm.
This updated and revised edition traces the development of multinational peacekeeping since the formation of the League of Nations, and reviews peacekeeping operations mandated by a wide range of international organizations and state coalitions. The work contains detailed entries on peacekeeping operations since 1920, including the 43 new peacekeeping operations mandated since the publication of the first edition; key military and civilian individuals involved in the operations; overviews of the political crises requiring intervention; the international organizations that have mandated the operations, specific events during the multinational missions; and the terminology associated with the topic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780810848740 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Recent developments such as Sweden's' Feminist Foreign Policy, the "Hillary Doctrine, " and the integration of women into combat roles in the U.S. have propelled gender equality to the forefront of international politics. The UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, however, has been integrating gender equality into peacekeeping missions for nearly two decades as part of the women, peace and security agenda that has been most clearly articulated in UNSC Resolution 1325. To what extent have peacekeeping operations achieved gender equality in peacekeeping operations and been vehicles for promoting gender equality in post-conflict states? While there have been major improvements related to women's participation and protection, there is still much left to be desired. Sabrina Karim and Kyle Beardsley argue that gender power imbalances between the sexes and among genders place restrictions on the participation of women in peacekeeping missions. Specifically, discrimination, a relegation of women to safe spaces, and sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, and violence (SEAHV) continue to threaten progress on gender equality. Using unique cross-national data on sex-disaggregated participation of peacekeepers and on the allegations of SEAHV, as well as original data from the UN Mission in Liberia, the authors examine the origins and consequences of these challenges. Karim and Beardsley also identify and examine how increasing the representation of women in peacekeeping forces, and even more importantly through enhancing a more holistic value for "equal opportunity, " can enable peacekeeping operations to overcome the challenges posed by power imbalances and be more of an example of and vehicle for gender equality globally.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190602420 20170731
xiv, 44 p. ; 23 cm.
241 p.
  • Acknowledgements Chronology Leading Personalities Terminology, Sources, and Abbreviations List of Maps PART I: PRELUDE Problem Settlement Collapse PART II: THE CRISIS The West's Interest in a Peaceful Cyprus Containing the Crisis: I: The British Period Britain's Search for Partners: I: NATO Britain's Search for Partners: II: The UN Recruiting the UN Force Organizing the UN Force The Operational Methods of the UN Force Containing the Crisis: II: The UN Period The Quest for a Better Settlement Postscript Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333748572 20160528
During the Cold War, the small state of Cyprus was of great strategic importance to the West. Britain, the United States, and Nato all had valuable installations there and any armed conflict between Greek and Turkish Cypriots could easily suck two nearby Nato members Greece and Turkey into war. When therefore, intercommunal fighting broke out in Cyprus in December 1963, the West was deeply embarrassed. This book examines the consequential efforts of, first Britain, and then the UN, to keep the peace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333748572 20160528
Green Library
xv, 175 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Conceptualising UN peacekeeping-- UN peacekeeping operations: overview of case studies and relevance to evolving concepts and practice-- Conceptualising co-deployment-- International experiment with co-deployment-- Wars and armed conflicts in Africa: challenges to peacekeeping and humanitarian intervention in complex political emergencies-- UN peacekeeping in Africa: an overview-- OAU peacekeeping operations in Africa-- Alternative peacekeeping strategies prescribed for Africa-- UN and ECOMOG co-deployment in Liberia-- UN-ECOWAS-ECOMOG co-deployment in Sierra Leone-- Conclusion-- Bibliography-- Authors-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754640271 20160527
Tracing the evolution of UN peacekeeping, this engaging volume explores its historical background and, by way of pertinent case studies, focuses on the changing nature of UN peacekeeping with particular reference to Africa, a continent that has been instrumental in shaping theory and practice. The concept of co-deployment between the UN and regional/sub-regional organizations is constantly evolving, and is therefore studied in detail here. In this context, case studies of co-deployment such as Britain's IMAT, France's RECAMP and America's ACRI enable the authors to ascertain how they link to regional peacekeeping efforts in Africa. The book provides a comprehensive and critical analysis of the capacity of the African Regional Intergovernmental Organizations in collective security, peacekeeping, conflict management and resolution, and the collaboration between the UN and ECOWAS in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754640271 20160527
Green Library
xix, 447 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.
  • Peace operations in global politics
  • Who are the peacekeepers?
  • The early peacekeepers
  • Peace operations during the 1990s
  • Peace operations in the twenty-first century
  • Preventive deployments
  • Traditional peacekeeping
  • Wider peacekeeping
  • Peace enforcement
  • Assisting transitions
  • Transitional administrations
  • Peace support operations
  • Regionalization
  • Privatization
  • Protection of civilians
  • gender
  • Policing.
Peace operations are now a principal tool for managing armed conflict and building world peace. The fully revised, expanded and updated second edition of "Understanding Peacekeeping" provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the theory, practice and politics of contemporary peace operations. Drawing on more than twenty-five historical and contemporary case studies, this book evaluates the changing characteristics of the contemporary environment in which peacekeepers operate, what role peace operations play in wider processes of global politics, the growing impact of non-state actors, and the major challenges facing today's peacekeepers. All the chapters have been revised and expanded and eight new chapters have been added. Part 1 summarizes the central concepts and issues related to peace operations. It includes a new discussion of the theories of peace operations and analysis of the emerging responsibility to protect norm. Part 2 charts the historical development of peacekeeping from 1945 and includes a new chapter on peace operations in the 21st century. In Part 3, separate chapters analyze seven different types of peace operations: preventive deployments; traditional peacekeeping; assisting transition; transitional administrations; wider peacekeeping; peace enforcement; and, peace support operations. Part 4 looks forward and examines the central challenges facing today's peacekeepers, namely, globalization, the regionalization of peace operations, the privatization of security, civilian protection, policing and gender issues. The second edition of "Understanding Peacekeeping" will be essential reading for students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, security studies, and international relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745641850 20160528
Green Library
xvii, 325 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • List of Figures and Maps.List of Boxes and Tables.Acknowledgements.List of Abbreviations.Introduction.Part 1: Concepts and Issues.1 Peacekeeping in Global Politics.2 Who are the Peacekeepers?.Part 2: Historical Development.3 The Early Peacekeepers.4 Peacekeeping After the Cold War.Part 3: Types of Peacekeeping.5 Traditional Peacekeeping.6 Managing Transition.7 Wider Peacekeeping.8 Peace Enforcement.9 Peace-Support Operations.Part 4: Contemporary Challenges.10 Globalization.11 Subcontracting.12 Transitional Administrations.13 Preventing Violent Conflict.Conclusion.Appendix: UN Peacekeeping Operations.Bibliography.Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745630588 20160528
Understanding Peacekeeping provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to the theory, practice and politics of contemporary peacekeeping. It evaluates the changing characteristics of the contemporary environment in which peacekeepers operate, what role peacekeeping plays in wider processes of global politics, the growing impact of non-state actors, and the major challenges facing peacekeepers in the future. Drawing on a wide range of historical and contemporary case studies, including: Afghanistan; Cambodia, Cyprus; the Democratic Republic of Congo; East Timor; El Salvador; Haiti, Liberia; Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Somalia; and the former Yugoslavia, this book develops an original conceptual framework to chart the evolution of the role of peacekeeping in global politics, and highlights the unique characteristics of different types of peacekeeping operations. Part 1 examines concepts and issues related to peacekeeping in global politics. Part 2 charts the historical development of peacekeeping from 1945 to the present. In Part 3, separate chapters are devoted to different types of peacekeeping operations: traditional peacekeeping; managing transition; wider peacekeeping; peace enforcement; and peace support operations. Part 4 looks forward and examines developments in global politics that are presenting serious challenges to the concept and practice of peacekeeping, namely, globalization, the privatization of security, preventing violent conflict, and the establishment of protectorates. Understanding Peacekeeping will be essential reading for students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, security studies, and international relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745630588 20160528
Green Library


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