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United Nations Interventionism, 1991–2004

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Part of LSE Monographs in International Studies

James Mayall, Mats Berdal, Michael Leifer, Spyros Economides, Paul Taylor, Ioan Lewis, Bruce D. Jones, David M. Malone, Sebastian Von Einsiedel, Simon Chesterman, Adekeye Adebajo, David Keen
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  • Date Published: March 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521547673

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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.

    • Provides a comprehensive assessment of UN interventions since the Cold War
    • 8 detailed case studies including Kosovo, Cambodia and East Timor
    • Features contributions from a diverse group of experts with practical as well as academic expertise
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    • Date Published: March 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521547673
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.47kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction James Mayall
    2. Cambodia Mats Berdal and Michael Leifer
    3. Former Yugoslavia Spyros Economides and Paul Taylor
    4. Somalia Ioan Lewis and James Mayall
    5. Rwanda Bruce D. Jones
    6. Haiti David M. Malone and Sebastian Von Einsiedel
    7. East Timor Simon Chesterman
    8. Kosovo Spyros Economides
    9. Sierra Leone Adekeye Adebajo and David Keen.

  • Editor

    Mats Berdal, King's College London
    Mats Berdal is Professor of Security and Development in the Department of War Studies at King's College London. He was formerly the Director of Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

    Author

    Spyros Economides, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Spyros Economides is Senior Lecturer in the European Institute of the London School of Economics. He was a Research Associate of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and has served as Specialist Adviser to the EU Committee of the House of Lords.

    Contributors

    James Mayall, Mats Berdal, Michael Leifer, Spyros Economides, Paul Taylor, Ioan Lewis, Bruce D. Jones, David M. Malone, Sebastian Von Einsiedel, Simon Chesterman, Adekeye Adebajo, David Keen

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