Why Peacekeeping Fails

Author: D. Jett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0312292740

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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Dennis C. Jett examines why peacekeeping operations fail by comparing the unsuccessful attempt at peacekeeping in Angola with the successful effort in Mozambique, alongside a wide range of other peacekeeping experiences. The book argues that while the causes of past peacekeeping failures can be identified, the chances for success will be difficult to improve because of the way such operations are initiated and conducted, and the way the United Nations operates as an organization. Jett reviews the history of peacekeeping and the evolution in the number, size, scope, and cost of peacekeeping missions. He also explains why peacekeeping has become more necessary, possible, and desired and yet, at the same time, more complex, more difficult, and less frequently used. The book takes a hard look at the UN's actions and provides useful information for understanding current conflicts.

Why Peacekeeping Fails

20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Dennis C. Jett

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9783030114275

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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In this thoroughly revised edition of his bestselling 1999 volume Why Peacekeeping Fails, Dennis Jett explains why peacekeepers today are dying in record numbers while engaged in operations that either are bound to fail or make little contribution to peace. The original book compared a wide range of peacekeeping experiences, including the unsuccessful attempt at peacekeeping in Angola with the successful effort in Mozambique in the early 1990’s, to argue for the importance of peacekeeping and suggest ways to improve its chances for success. Nearly two decades later, the number of UN peacekeepers has risen to 100,000 from 15,000; and yet, after years of expansion, support for peacekeeping seems to be diminishing. This thoroughly revised and updated 20th anniversary edition—half of which is completely new material—provides a timely update to Jett’s previous volume, examining why the dramatic growth in peacekeeping has occurred, how it is now being used, and why the challenges peacekeepers face cannot be dealt with alone. Also considering the impact of terrorism on both recent and longstanding peacekeeping operations, this book will assess the prospects of peacekeeping in an era in which the United States seems to be withdrawing from the world.

Of Peace and Power

Promoting Canadian Interests Through Peacekeeping

Author: Karsten Jung

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631592557

Category: Political Science

Page: 138

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More than 50 years after Canada played an instrumental role in its inception, peacekeeping has once again returned to the center of the national foreign policy debate. Having participated in every peacekeeping operation set up during the Cold War and lived through the fundamental changes the activity has undergone in the 1990s, Ottawa is currently struggling to define a viable approach to peacekeeping for the 21st century. As a timely contribution to this effort, the study reveals the overt and subtle ways in which Canada’s commitment to peacekeeping has contributed to the promotion of vital national interests in the past and might continue to do so in the future.

Historical Dictionary of Multinational Peacekeeping

Author: Terry M. Mays

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810875166

Category: Political Science

Page: 528

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Historical Dictionary of Multinational Peacekeeping: Third Edition is a single source research guide for current and completed peacekeeping operations. With a extensive chronology; an introductory essay; an appendix with the mandates for three UN peacekeeping operations; a research oriented bibliography based on numerous categories of peacekeeping operations and issues related to peacekeeping; 32 photographs of UN, EU, and NATO peacekeeping operations; and over 500 cross referenced dictionary entries on peacekeeping operations, people, organizations, countries, and events associated with peacekeeping and brief descriptions of all currently fielded operations as well as those that have completed their missions dating back to the League of Nations in 1920.

Regional Conflict Management

Author: Paul F. Diehl,Joseph Lepgold

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742568822

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Since the 1990s, the international security environment has shifted radically. Leading states no longer play as great a role in regional conflicts, and thus a new opportunity for regional conflict management has opened. This collection of original essays is one of the first to examine the implications and efficacy of regional conflict management in the new world order. The editors' general overview provides a framework for analyzing regional conflict management efforts and the kinds of threats faced by actors in different regions of the world. Case studies from every major world region then place these factors into specific regional contexts and address a variety of challenges. Drawing together a diverse group of scholars from around the world, Regional Conflict Management provides key lessons for understanding conflict management over the globe.

Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations

Author: Norrie MacQueen

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687890

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 9321

A concise and analytical overview of the theoretical and moral issues raised by humanitarian intervention, relating this to the recent historical record.Divided into two parts, it will first explore the setting of contemporary humanitarian interventions i

From Soldiers to Politicians

Transforming Rebel Movements After Civil War

Author: Jeroen de Zeeuw

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub


Category: History

Page: 296

View: 1403

"The authors present eight theoretically grounded studies on El Salvador, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Palestine, Sudan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, each focusing on a rebel movement's historical background, its attempted transformation into a political party, and the factors explaining its success or failure. Bridging the academic-policy divide, the country studies identify concrete lessons from past transformation processes, as well as options for future international involvement."--Jacket.

UN Peace-building

Anspruch und Wirklichkeit am Beispiel Mosambiks

Author: Marie-Luise Pörtner

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322914909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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Marie-Luise Pörtner untersucht die Peace-building-Mission der Vereinten Nationen in Mosambik (ONUMOZ) und fragt nach den Ursachen für die Diskrepanz zwischen theoretischem Anspruch und politischer Wirklichkeit.

Friedens- und Konfliktbearbeitung in Bürgerkriegen: Regional-institutionelle Friedensmissionen im Kosovo, in Bosnien-Herzegowina, Liberia und Sierra Leone

Author: Dogukan Cansin Karakus

Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

ISBN: 3959345690

Category: Political Science

Page: 88

View: 1986

In der internationalen und regionalen Friedens- und Konfliktbearbeitung spielen die Vereinten Nationen, die NATO und ECOMOG eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle, insbesondere in Bürgerkriegen. Während sich die UNO seit Ende des zweiten Weltkrieges auf internationaler Ebene stark engagierte, ergriffen die NATO und ECOMOG in den 90er Jahren Friedensinitiativen überwiegend auf regionaler Ebene, im Balkan und in Westafrika. Im Kosovo verlief die Friedensmission der NATO ohne UN-Mandatierung. Sie war nur teilweise erfolgreich. Im bosnischen Bürgerkrieg wurde der NATO hingegen ein UN-Mandat erteilt. Die Friedensmission verlief dort erfolgreich. In Liberia agierte die ECOMOG zunächst jahrelang ohne UN-Mandat. Erst später wurde ihr ein Mandat zugesprochen. Ihre Friedensmission war dort nur beschränkt erfolgreich, während sie in Sierra Leone durchwegs positive Ergebnisse aufweisen konnte. Hieraus wird ersichtlich, wie stark sich die Präsenz bzw. Absenz eines UN-Mandates auswirkt. Die NATO und ECOMOG spielten hinsichtlich völkerrechtlicher Vorgehensweisen in regionalistischen Sicherheitsdiskursen eine signifikante Rolle. Beide Sicherheitsorganisationen sind weiterhin zuverlässige Partner der Vereinten Nationen. Ihre eigenständige, umsichtige Friedensvorgehensweise in Bürgerkriegen ist ein Paradebeispiel für andere regionale Sicherheitsorganisationen.

Does Peacekeeping Work?

Shaping Belligerents' Choices After Civil War

Author: Virginia Page Fortna

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691136714

Category: History

Page: 214

View: 9016

"Fortna demonstrates that peacekeeping is an extremely effective policy tool, dramatically reducing the risk that war will resume. Moreover, she explains that relatively small and militarily weak consent-based peacekeeping operations are often just as effective as larger, more robust enforcement missions. Fortna examines the causal mechanisms of peacekeeping, paying particular attention to the perspective of the peacekept--the belligerents themselves--on whose decisions the stability of peace depends."--publisher website.

Why American Foreign Policy Fails

Unsafe at Home and Despised Abroad

Author: D. Jett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023061177X

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

View: 9332

This book explores the recent changes in U.S. foreign policy, examines the roles that the six primary actors (the President, the Congress, the bureaucracy, non-governmental organizations, the media and the public) play in policy decisions, and assesses the potential for improvement within this system.

The A to Z of Multinational Peacekeeping

Author: Terry M. Mays

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 275

View: 4515

While waging war is almost as old as humanity, peacekeeping is recent but expanding rapidly. Over the past few decades, dozens of operations have been launched-many of them still effective-and more are on the way. Their existence is crucial, yet the general public knows relatively little about them. The A to Z of Multinational Peacekeeping is designed to help fill this gap. Based on the updated and revised edition of Historical Dictionary of Multinational Peacekeeping, it consists of an introduction, chronology, list of acronyms, bibliography, and dictionary. The dictionary includes several hundred entries on the peacekeeping bodies, organizations that established them, important persons involved, countries in which they were deployed, and main contributing countries. Such information provides the background and depth lacking in current media reporting. Book jacket.