Sustainable Peace: The Role of the UN and Regional Organizations in Preventing Conflict / Edition 1by Connie Peck
Pub. Date: 03/26/1998
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The end of the twentieth century saw the easing of East-West tension but not the end of violent conflict_especially within states. There has been growing consensus that the international community needs to find more effective ways of preventing such internal conflicts. This book argues that the most sustainable means of promoting peace within states is the
The end of the twentieth century saw the easing of East-West tension but not the end of violent conflict_especially within states. There has been growing consensus that the international community needs to find more effective ways of preventing such internal conflicts. This book argues that the most sustainable means of promoting peace within states is the development of good governance, which can address the root causes of conflict and meet basic human security needs. Good governance offers groups a 'voice' in resolving grievances at an early stage before they grow into major problems, safeguards human rights, and promotes a fairer distribution of resources. The author suggests that the focus of good international and regional governance should be the promotion of more effective national and local governance, and she outlines the efforts of the United Nations, regional organizations_such as the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organization of African Unity, and the Organization of American States_and NG's, such as the Carter Center. The most successful approaches of these organizations could be applied through proposed Regional Centers for Sustainable Peace.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict Series
- Edition description:
- New Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword by David A. Hamburg Part 2 Part I. Contemporary Conflict and Sustainable Peace Chapter 3 The Second Half of the Twentieth Century Chapter 4 The Goal of Sustainable Peace Chapter 5 Diagnosing Contemporary Conflict Chapter 6 Finding Structural Solutions to Conflict Part 7 Part II. The Role of the UN, Regional Organizations, and NG's in Promoting Sustainable Peace Chapter 8 The United Nations Chapter 9 The Council of Europe Chapter 10 The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Chapter 11 The Organization of American States Chapter 12 The Organization of African Unity Chapter 13 The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Chapter 14 The Developing Role of Nongovernmental Organizations Part 15 Part III. Organizing for Sustainable Peace Chapter 16 Sharing Responsibility in Conflict Prevention Chapter 17 Regional Centers for Sustainable Peace Chapter 18 The First Half of the Twenty-first Century: Promoting Good Governance Regionally and Internationally
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