Understanding Peacekeeping / Edition 2

Understanding Peacekeeping / Edition 2

by Alex J. Bellamy, Paul D. Williams, Stuart Griffin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745641857

ISBN-13: 9780745641850

Pub. Date: 04/05/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Peace operations are now a principal tool for managing armed conflict and building world peace. The fully revised, expanded and updated second edition of Understanding Peacekeeping provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the theory, practice and politics of contemporary peace operations.

Drawing on more than twenty-five historical and contemporary

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Overview

Peace operations are now a principal tool for managing armed conflict and building world peace. The fully revised, expanded and updated second edition of Understanding Peacekeeping provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the theory, practice and politics of contemporary peace operations.

Drawing on more than twenty-five historical and contemporary case studies, this book evaluates the changing characteristics of the contemporary environment in which peacekeepers operate, what role peace operations play in wider processes of global politics, the growing impact of non-state actors, and the major challenges facing today's peacekeepers. All the chapters have been revised and expanded and seven new chapters have been added.

Part 1 summarizes the central concepts and issues related to peace operations. It includes a new discussion of the theories of peace operations and analysis of the emerging norm of responsibility to protect. Part 2 charts the historical development of peacekeeping from 1945 and offers a new chapter on peace operations in the twenty-first century. In part 3, separate chapters analyse seven different types of peace operations: preventive deployments; traditional peacekeeping; assisting transition; transitional administrations; wider peacekeeping; peace enforcement; and peace support operations. Part 4 looks forward and examines the central challenges facing today's peacekeepers, namely, the regionalization of peace operations, the privatization of security, civilian protection, policing and gender issues.

This second edition of Understanding Peacekeeping will be essential reading for students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, security studies and international relations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745641850
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/05/2010
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.44(h) x 1.26(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Maps

List of Boxes

List of Tables

List of Abbreviations

Guide to Companion Website

Introduction 1

Pt. I Concepts and Issues 11

1 Peace Operations in Global Politics 13

2 Who are the Peacekeepers? 42

Pt. II Historical Development 69

3 The Early Peacekeepers 71

4 Peace Operations during the 1990s 93

5 Peace Operations in the Twenty-First Century 121

Pt. III Types of Peace Operations 153

6 Preventive Deployments 155

7 Traditional Peacekeeping 173

8 Wider Peacekeeping 193

9 Peace Enforcement 214

10 Assisting Transitions 230

11 Transitional Administrations 255

12 Peace Support Operations 279

Pt. IV Contemporary Challenges 299

13 Regionalization 301

14 Privatization 321

15 Protection of Civilians 337

16 Gender 359

17 Policing 377

Conclusion 397

References 403

Index 436

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