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TitleUnited Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order [electronic resource] / edited by Cedric de Coning, Mateja Peter
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript XXV, 334 p. 3 illus. online resource


“This book is essential for enhancing one’s understanding of international conflict and for the continued relevance of the UN as a key stakeholder and participant in world affairs.” —Maj. Gen. Kristin Lund, Head of Mission and Chief of Staff, UN peacekeeping mission in the Middle East (UNTSO) “This outstanding collection is a must-read for anyone interested in the challenges of peacekeeping today.” —Dr. Lise Howard, Georgetown University, USA “I would recommend this book to policy makers, peacekeepers and scholars who wish to understand and improve the effectiveness of modern peacekeeping.” —Lt. Gen. Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, former Force Commander in the UN missions in the DRC (MONUSCO) and Haiti (MINUSTAH) “This exceptional collection of analyses by experts from both the global North and South will be of interest to practitioners and scholars alike – highly recommended.” —Prof. Ramesh Thakur, Australian National University This open access volume explores how UN peace operations are adapting to four trends in the changing global order: (1) the rebalancing of relations between states of the global North and the global South; (2) the rise of regional organisations as providers of peace; (3) the rise of violent extremism and fundamentalist non-state actors; and (4) increasing demands from non-state actors for greater emphasis on human security. It identifies emerging conflict and peace trends (robustness of responses, rise of non-state threats, cross-state conflicts) and puts them in the context of tectonic shifts in the global order (rise of emerging powers, North–South rebalancing, emergence of regional organisations as providers of peace). The volume stimulates a discussion between practitioners and academics, offering an analysis of how the international community collectively makes sense of the changing global order and its implications for UN peace operations. Cedric de Coning is Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway and Senior Advisor for the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), South Africa. Mateja Peter is Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews, UK and Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway


Chapter 1: Introduction. UN peace operations: Adapting to a new global order? (Mateja Peter) -- Chapter 2: Peacekeeping: Resilience of an idea (Mateja Peter) -- Chapter 3: UN peacekeeping in a multipolar world order: Norms, role expectations, and leadership (Adriana Erthal Abdenur) -- Chapter 4: Politics in the driving seat: Good offices, UN peace operations, and modern conflict (Adam Day) -- Chapter 5: People-centred approaches to peace: At cross roads between geopolitics, norms, and practice (Youssef Mahmoud) -- Chapter 6: What are the limits to the use of force in UN peacekeeping? (Mats Berdal) -- Chapter 7: Protection of civilians in the United Nations: A peacekeeping illusion? (Hilde Frafjord Johnson) -- Chapter 8: UN peace operations, terrorism, and violent extremism (John Karlsrud) -- Chapter 9: Peace operations and organised crime: Still foggy? (Arthur Boutellis and Stephanie Tiélès) -- Chapter 10: UN policing: The security–trust challenge (Kari M. Osland) -- Chapter 11: Africa and UN peace operations: Implications for the future role of regional Organisations (Cedric de Coning) -- Chapter 12: The European Union and UN peace operations: What global–regional peace and security partnership? (Thierry Tardy) -- Chapter 13: China rising and its changing policy on UN peacekeeping (He Yin) -- Chapter 14: Religion, governance, and the ‘peace–humanitarian–development nexus’ in South Sudan (Jonathan C. Agensky) -- Chapter 15: Conclusion. UN peace operations and changes in the global order: Evolution, adaptation, and resilience (Cedric de Coning)

Peace International organization Security International Globalization Regionalism Peace Studies. International Organization. International Security Studies. Conflict Studies. Globalization. Regionalism.


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