Keeping the Peace: Multidimensional UN Operations in Cambodia and El Salvador

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Keeping the peace explores the new multidimensional role that the United Nations has played in peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding over the last few years. By examining the paradigm-setting cases of Cambodia and El Salvador, and drawing lessons from these UN "success stories," the book seeks to point the way toward more effective ways for the international community to address conflict in the post-Cold War era. This book is especially timely given its focus on the heretofore amorphous middle group between traditional peace-keeping and peace enforcement. It provides the first comparative, in-depth treatment of substantial UN activities in everything from the demobilization and reintegration of forces, the return of refugees, the monitoring of human rights, and the design and supervision of constitutional, judicial, and electoral reforms, to the observation and even organization and conduct to elections, and the coordination of support for economic rehabilitation and reconstruction of countries torn by war.

"Six essays on the UN role in El Salvador, with a chapter comparing UN activity in El Salvador and Cambodia"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

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"a carefully designed and persuasively argued comparative analysis of U.N. operations in Cambodia and El Salvador....this insightful volume adds to the literature and merits careful perusal." Thomas G. Weiss, American Political Science Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521581851
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors
List of abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
Cambodia 23
Map 24
2 Three visions of politics in Cambodia 25
3 The political dynamics of the peacemaking process in Cambodia 53
4 The Cambodian Settlement Agreements 82
5 Holding a fragile peace: the military and civilian components of UNTAC 107
6 Authority and elections in Cambodia 134
7 Returning home: the repatriation of Cambodian refugees 165
8 Quick impacts, slow rehabilitation in Cambodia 186
El Salvador 207
Map 208
9 Insurrection and civil war in El Salvador 209
10 Peacemaking in El Salvador 227
11 The El Salvador Peace Accords: using international and domestic law norms to build peace 255
2 From peacekeeping to peacebuilding: restructuring military and policy institutions in El Salvador 282
13 Rights and reconciliation in El Salvador 312
14 The arms-for-land deal in El Salvador 342
Conclusion and chronologies 367
15 Strategies for peace: conclusions and lessons 369
Cambodia chronology 392
El Salvador chronology 396
Select bibliography 401
Index 414
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