Cooperating for Peace and Security: Evolving Institutions and Arrangements in a Context of Changing U.S. Security Policy / Edition 1

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Cooperating for Peace and Security is a comprehensive survey of multilateral security cooperation since 1989. With essays by leading experts on topics from peacekeeping to nuclear security, it goes beyond theoretical discussions of the value of cooperation to show how the operational activities of international organizations meet the security needs of states. In particular, it explores the complex relationship between multilateralism and American security concerns. Covering the UN, NATO, and regional organizations, the authors show that U.S. interests have often shaped institutions. But, more strikingly, other states have also driven institutional change without U.S. support or even in the face of American opposition. This raises important questions about how the balance of power shapes international institutions. In a period of shifting power dynamics, the empirical evidence on security cooperation gathered in this volume is a unique resource for scholars and policy-makers concerned with the future of international institutions.

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“This volume provides a uniquely detailed and wide-ranging survey of international institutions and security cooperation since the end of the Cold War. It will become a standard point of reference in debates about the U.S. and multilateralism in a changing world.”
-- Kemal Dervis, Vice President and Director of Global Economy and Development Program, the Brookings Institution; former Executive Head of UNDP
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521889476
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce D. Jones is the Director of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Dr Jones's work focuses on the role of the UN in conflict management and international security, global peacekeeping operations, postconflict peacebuilding and statebuilding, conflict prevention, the role of the emerging powers in the contemporary security environment and the regional aspects of the Middle East crisis. He is the author of Peacemaking in Rwanda: The Dynamics of Failures (2001) and co-author, with Carlos Pascual and Stephen Stedman, of Power and Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threat (2009).

Shepard Forman is Director Emeritus and Senior Fellow of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University. Prior to founding the Center, he directed the Human Rights and Governance and International Affairs programs at the Ford Foundation. Dr Forman is co-editor of Good Intentions: Pledges of Aid for Postconflict Recovery (2000), Multilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy: Ambivalent Engagement (2002) and Promoting Reproductive Health: Investing in Health for Development (2000), in addition to being author or editor of numerous books and articles.

Richard Gowan is Research Associate and Associate Director for Policy at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University. He works on peacekeeping, multilateral security arrangements and the relationship between the UN and the European Union. He has worked with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Mission to Croatia and published on the political philosophy of Raymond Aron. Mr Gowan is also a Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Framework: 1. Introduction: 'two worlds' of international security Bruce Jones and Shepard Forman; 2. 'The mission determines the coalition': the United States and multilateral cooperation after 9/11 Stewart Patrick; 3. UN transformation in an era of soft balancing Stephen John Stedman; Part II. Adapting Cold War Institutions: 4. An evolving UN Security Council David Malone; 5. Too many institutions? European security cooperation after the Cold War Richard Gowan and Sara Batmanglich; 6. Whither NATO? Mats Berdal and David Ucko; 7. The evolution of nuclear non-proliferation institutions Christine Wing; 8. 9/11, the 'war on terror' and the evolution of counter-terrorism institutions Eric Rosand and Sebastian von Einsiedel; 9. Evolution and innovation: biological and chemical weapons Fiona Simpson; Part III. New Tools, New Mechanisms: 10. Normative evolution at the UN: impact on operational activities Ian Johnstone; 11. Constructing sovereignty for security Barnett R. Rubin; 12. New arrangements for peace negotiation Teresa Whitfield; 13. International humanitarian cooperation: aiding war's victims in a shifting strategic environment Abby Stoddard; 14. The evolution of regional and sub-regional collective security mechanisms in post-Cold War Africa Sarjoh Bah; 15. International courts and tribunals Cesare Romano; Part IV. Conclusions: 16. Conclusion: international institutions and the problems of adaptation Richard Gowan and Bruce Jones.
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