United Nations Interventionism, 1991-2004

United Nations Interventionism, 1991-2004

by Mats Berdal, Spyros Economides
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521547679

ISBN-13: 9780521547673

Pub. Date: 09/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

After years of paralysis, the 1990s saw an explosion in the number of United Nations field operations around the world. In terms of scope and level of ambition, these interventions went beyond the tried and tested principles of classical UN peacekeeping. Indeed, in some cases - such as Cambodia, Kosovo and East Timor - the UN presence assumed the form of

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After years of paralysis, the 1990s saw an explosion in the number of United Nations field operations around the world. In terms of scope and level of ambition, these interventions went beyond the tried and tested principles of classical UN peacekeeping. Indeed, in some cases - such as Cambodia, Kosovo and East Timor - the UN presence assumed the form of quasi-protectorates designed to steer war-torn and deeply divided societies towards lasting peace. This book examines the UN's performance and assesses the wider impact of 'new interventionism' on international order and the study of international relations. Featuring eight case studies of major UN interventions and an introductory chapter outlining the most important theoretical and political features of the international system which have led to the increased interventionary practices of the UN, this book will appeal to students and researchers in international relations and international organizations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521547673
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
LSE Monographs in International Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents


List of contributors     vi
Preface     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction   James Mayall     1
Cambodia   Mats Berdal   Michael Leifer     32
Former Yugoslavia   Spyros Economides   Paul Taylor     65
Somalia   Ioan Lewis   James Mayall     108
Rwanda   Bruce D. Jones     139
Haiti   David M. Malone   Sebastian von Einsiedel     168
East Timor   Simon Chesterman     192
Kosovo   Spyros Economides     217
Sierra Leone   Adekeye Adebajo   David Keen     246
References     274
Index     294

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