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Peace Operations in the Francophone World : Global governance meets post-colonialism - Bruno Charbonneau

Peace Operations in the Francophone World

Global governance meets post-colonialism

By: Bruno Charbonneau (Editor), Tony Chafer (Editor)

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Published: 9th May 2014
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This book critically examines peacebuilding, humanitarian intervention, and peace operation practices and experiences in Francophone spaces.

There are relatively few analyses that seriously study the specificity of peacebuilding activities in Francophone spaces. Such analyses are found in French publications, but these seem to only very rarely transfer or appear in English-language debates and publications. The context of Francophone Africa, in particular, is one that is typically left unexplored in peacebuilding deliberations, despite the fact that almost half of all peacekeepers are deployed or were deployed there in the last decade. It is a context that deserves more serious attention, if only because it provides a fertile ground to explore the key questions raised in the peacekeeping and peacebuilding literature. For instance, in 2002 a French operation (Licorne) was created and in 2003 a UN force was deployed in Côte d'Ivoire alongside the French force there.

This book therefore seeks (1) to fill a clear gap in the literature; (2) to explore whether peacebuilding and peace operations in the Francophone spaces have any 'exceptional' characteristics when compared to those carried out in other parts of the world; and (3) to assess whether an analysis of peace operations in Francophone spaces can make a specific or original contribution to wider international debates about peacebuilding and peace operations.

This book will of much interest to students of peacekeeping, peacebuilding, peace and conflict studies, African politics, security studies and IR in general.

Introduction: Is There a Specificity to Peace Operations in the Francophone World?, Bruno Charbonneau and Tony Chafer PART 1 - CONCEPTUAL AND POLICY ISSUES 1. Francophone Peacekeeping: Charting the Emergence of a New Problematique in Peace Operations, Marie-Joelle Zahar, Lori-Anne Theroux-Benoni and David Morin 2. Task-sharing and Peace Operations: The Role of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Frederic Ramel 3. Making Sense of a Francophone Perspective on Peace Operations: Belgium as a Case of Minofrancophone State, Michel Liegeois 4. Peace operations and security sector reform (SSR) in Francophone Africa, Niagale Bagayoko 5. The Problems of French-led Peace Operations in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st Century, Tobias Koepf 6. France and European Union Peace Operations in Africa: a Francophone Space Exception?, Bastien Nivet PART 2 - CASE STUDIES 7. International Intervention in Cote d'Ivoire: the Changing Specificity of a Francophone Space, Bruno Charbonneau 8.The French Military Intervention in Mali: Not Exactly Francafrique but Definitely Post-Colonial, Isaline Bergamaschi 9. When Peacekeeping Meets French Realpolitik: The Implementation of Resolution 1778 in Chad, Cyril Fiorini 10. Improvising the Liberal Peace Model: a Postcolonial View on the Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haiti (MINUSTAH), Marta Fernandez Moreno, Carlos Chagas Vianna Braga and Maira Siman Gomes

ISBN: 9780415749138
ISBN-10: 0415749131
Series: Cass Series on Peacekeeping
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 3rd October 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1