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Making War and Building Peace : United Nations Peace Operations - Michael W. Doyle

Making War and Building Peace

United Nations Peace Operations

Paperback Published: 15th May 2006
ISBN: 9780691122755
Number Of Pages: 424

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"Making War and Building Peace" examines how well United Nations peacekeeping missions work after civil war. Statistically analyzing all civil wars since 1945, the book compares peace processes that had UN involvement to those that didn't. Michael Doyle and Nicholas Sambanis argue that each mission must be designed to fit the conflict, with the right authority and adequate resources. UN missions can be effective by supporting new actors committed to the peace, building governing institutions, and monitoring and policing implementation of peace settlements. But the UN is not good at intervening in ongoing wars. If the conflict is controlled by spoilers or if the parties are not ready to make peace, the UN cannot play an effective enforcement role. It can, however, offer its technical expertise in multidimensional peacekeeping operations that follow enforcement missions undertaken by states or regional organizations such as NATO. Finding that UN missions are most effective in the first few years after the end of war, and that economic development is the best way to decrease the risk of new fighting in the long run, the authors also argue that the UN's role in launching development projects after civil war should be expanded.

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"This book will have wide appeal not only among scholars who study the issues of civil war, its termination, and the role of the UN and the international community, but also among any students and policymakers who are interested in one of the most fundamental and pressing questions of our time: how to build peace in states that are trying to recover from devastating civil wars."--Lise Howard, Review of International Organizations

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
List of Boxesp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Acronymsp. xvii
Introduction: War-Making, Peacebuilding, and the United Nationsp. 1
The New Interventionismp. 6
Generations of UN Peace Operationsp. 10
The Challenge of Peacebuildingp. 18
Plan of the Bookp. 23
Theoretical Perspectivesp. 27
Internal (Civil) War and Peacebuildingp. 28
Theories of Civil Warp. 31
Implications of Civil War Theory for UN Interventionp. 49
A Peacebuilding Trianglep. 63
Testing Peacebuilding Strategiesp. 69
Triangulating Peacep. 69
The Peacebuilding Datasetp. 72
Analysis of Peacebuilding Success in the Short Runp. 86
Policy Hypotheses and Hypothesis Testingp. 93
Policy Analysisp. 125
Conclusionp. 131
Definitions and Coding Rulesp. 132
Summary Statistics for Key Variablesp. 138
Making Warp. 144
Somaliap. 145
The Former Yugoslaviap. 161
Congop. 172
Clausewitz and Peacekeepingp. 184
Making Peace: Successesp. 197
Monitoring and Facilitation in El Salvadorp. 200
Administratively Controlling (but Barely) Peace in Cambodiap. 209
Executive Implementation of Peace in Eastern Slavoniap. 223
Dayton's Dueling Missions and Brcko--Dayton's Supervisory Footnotep. 230
East Timorp. 243
Making Peace: Failuresp. 257
Cyprusp. 257
Rwandap. 281
Transitional Strategiesp. 303
The Four Strategiesp. 304
Transitional Authorityp. 319
Conclusionsp. 334
The Peacebuilding Recordp. 334
A Seven-Step Planp. 337
The Costs of Staying--and Not Staying--the Coursep. 342
Alternatives?p. 346
Bibliographyp. 353
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780691122755
ISBN-10: 069112275X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 15th May 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.59