Peacemaking and Peacekeeping for the New Century / Edition 1

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The UN's record in peace operations is long, various, distinguished by both accomplishments and failures, and most importantly, innovative. Unfulfilled expectations and escalating violence in Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia forced retrenchment upon UN peace operations_but at the same time, a new opportunity to enhance capacities, review strategies, redefine roles, and reaffirm responsibilities has opened up. Here, a dynamic group of leading diplomats, academics, and journalists combines forces with UN policymakers and leaders including current Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to explore how the international community can improve its practice in negotiating and implementing peace. They look at what works and what doesn't in UN peacemaking and peacekeeping, and then map out alternative futures for UN action in the 21st century.

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Editorial Reviews

Survival: The Iiss Quarterly
These essays, on the whole, are noteworthy for the freshness of their approach.
— Richard Caplan, Jesus College, Oxford University
Foreign Affairs
The authors are a mixture of big names (Boutros-Boutros Ghali, Kofi Annan, Brian Urquhart), carefully selected to represent continents and the spectrum of opinion from enthusiastic supporters of UN peacekeeping to carefully considered sympathizers of the same. . . . Throughout there is considerable awareness of the limits of the United Nations as an effective institution, even as its role in containing or even suppressing internal war has grown.
Survival: The Iiss Quarterly - Richard Caplan
These essays, on the whole, are noteworthy for the freshness of their approach.
Fourteen contributions, stemming from a March 1995 25th annual Vienna seminar discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the UN in its role as the world's peace broker. The peace-keeping operations of the UN, argues the introduction, in places like Somalia, Cambodia, El Salvador, Rwanda, Bosnia, Mozambique, and Somalia, have been marked by successes and failures, but most of all by innovation. It is that innovation which provides the theme for these articles (one of which was authored by the then UN under-secretary-general for peace-keeping operation, Kofi Annan). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847687275
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Olara A. Otunnu is president of the International Peace Academy Michael W. Doyle is professor of politics and international affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and director of graduate studies in the politics department of Princeton University, as well as a former vice president and current senior fellow of the International Peace Academy.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction: Discovering the Limits and Potential of Peacekeeping Part 3 Fifty Years of Peacemaking and Peacekeeping Chapter 4 Peacemaking and Peacekeeping for the New Century Chapter 5 Communal Conflict as a Challenge to International Organization: The Case of the Former Yugoslavia Part 6 Preventing Deadly Conflict Chapter 7 Preventive Action and Conflict Resolution Chapter 8 Preventive Diplomacy and Peacemaking: The UN Experience Part 9 Peacekeeping, Peace Enforcement and the Use of Force Chapter 10 Under What Circumstances Should the UN Intervene Militarily in a Domestic Crisis? Chapter 11 Dabbling in War: The Dilemma of the Use of Force in United Nations Intervention Chapter 12 Challenges of the New Peacekeeping Chapter 13 Prospects for a Rapid Response Capability: A Dialogue Part 14 Humanitarian Protection Chapter 15 Humanitarian Action and Peacekeeping Chapter 16 Humanitarian Responses to International Emergencies Part 17 Regional Dimensions Chapter 18 The Failed State and Political Collapse in Africa Chapter 19 The OAU Role in Conflict Management Chapter 20 The Contribution of Regional Organizations in Europe Part 21 Peacebuilding Chapter 22 A Holistic Approach to Building Peace Chapter 23 Conclusion

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