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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
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261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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152 pages ; 24 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xlvii, 322 p. ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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xlvii, 322 p. ; 25 cm.
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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
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16 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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22 p. ; 28 cm.
Book
xxiii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • UN peace operations in a changing world
  • The evolving politics of UN peace operations
  • New capabilities, tools, and technologies
  • UN stabilization operations, violent extremism, and counter-terrorism
  • Competition or burden-sharing? : UN and regional peace operations in Africa
  • People-centered reform at the UN? : UN peace operations at a crossroads
  • Serving the people.
Law Library (Crown)
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xxiv, 908 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • PART I: CONCEPTS AND PERSPECTIVES -- PART II: UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS - 1948-2013 -- SECTION 1: EARLY EXPERIENCES - 1948-1963 -- SECTION 2: COLD WAR PEACEKEEPING - 1964-1987 -- SECTION 3: POST-COLD WAR PEACEKEEPING - 1988-1998 -- SECTION 4: PEACEKEEPING IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY - 1999-2013.
  • (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)
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112 p. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
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11 p. ; 28 cm.
Book
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
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