New Un Peacekeeping

Overview

As the United Nations passes its fiftieth anniversary, it has undergone a sea change in its approach to peacekeeping. Originally a stopgap measure to preserve a cease-fire, peacekeeping since the waning of the Cold War has become a means to implement agreed-upon political solutions to conflicts between antagonists. Placed inside war-torn states, UN peacekeepers have encountered new challenges as they oversee elections, protect human rights, and reconstruct government ...
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Overview

As the United Nations passes its fiftieth anniversary, it has undergone a sea change in its approach to peacekeeping. Originally a stopgap measure to preserve a cease-fire, peacekeeping since the waning of the Cold War has become a means to implement agreed-upon political solutions to conflicts between antagonists. Placed inside war-torn states, UN peacekeepers have encountered new challenges as they oversee elections, protect human rights, and reconstruct government institutions.
In this study, Steven R. Ratner offers a comprehensive framework for scholars, policymakers, and anyone seeking to understand this new peacekeeping. He sees the UN as an administrator, mediator, and guarantor of political settlements- roles that can conflict when peace accords unravel, as is all too common. He describes the numerous actors, inside and outside the UN, who are engaged in this process, often with competing interests. And in a historical review, beginning with the League of Nations, he reveals many striking precedents long before the 1990s.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312124151
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/15/1997
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Acronyms
Acknowledgments
Introduction: A New Generation of Peacekeeping 1
Pt. I Constructing the New Paradigm
Ch. 1 An Old Word, A New Meaning (or Some Very New Wine in Old Bottles) 9
Ch. 2 Setting the Scene: The Conceptual Underpinnings of the New Peacekeeping 25
Ch. 3 The New Peacekeepers: UN Organs and Supporting Participants 55
Pt. II A Look Back
Ch. 4 Fits and Starts: The League's and UN's Early Efforts at the New Peacekeeping 89
Ch. 5 The Early Second-Generation Missions: 1989-1991 117
Pt. III The Cambodia Experience
Ch. 6 Cambodia: Unending Conflict, Uncertain Solution 137
Ch. 7 UNTAC in Cambodia 157
Ch. 8 Tackling UNTAC: A Model Operation? 189
Pt. IV Toward the Future
Ch. 9 The New Imperatives for the New Peacekeeping 209
Ch. 10 Conclusions 237
Appendix 1: Excerpts from the Charter of the United Nations 243
Appendix 2: Excerpts from the Agreement on a Comprehensive Political Settlement of the Cambodia Conflict (Paris, 23 October 1991) 251
List of Abbreviations Used in the Notes 259
Notes 260
Bibliography 291
Interviews 299
Index 305
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