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Peacemaking and Peacekeeping for the New Century - Olara A. Otunnu

Peacemaking and Peacekeeping for the New Century

By: Olara A. Otunnu (Editor), Michael W. Doyle (Editor), Nelson Mandela (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th March 1998
ISBN: 9780847687275
Number Of Pages: 368

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The UN's record in peace operations is long, various, distinguished by both accomplishments and failures, and most importantly, innovative. Unfulfilled expectations and escalating violence in Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia forced retrenchment upon UN peace operations_but at the same time, a new opportunity to enhance capacities, review strategies, redefine roles, and reaffirm responsibilities has opened up. Here, a dynamic group of leading diplomats, academics, and journalists combines forces with UN policymakers and leaders including current Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to explore how the international community can improve its practice in negotiating and implementing peace. They look at what works and what doesn't in UN peacemaking and peacekeeping, and then map out alternative futures for UN action in the 21st century.

These essays, on the whole, are noteworthy for the freshness of their approach.--Richard Caplan, Jesus College, Oxford University "Survival: The Iiss Quarterly "

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introduction: Discovering the Limits and Potential of Peacekeepingp. 1
Fifty Years of Peacemaking and Peacekeeping
Peacemaking and Peacekeeping for the New Centuryp. 21
Communal Conflict as a Challenge to International Organization: The Case of the Former Yugoslaviap. 27
Preventing Deadly Conflict
Preventive Action and Conflict Resolutionp. 61
Preventive Diplomacy and Peacemaking: The UN Experiencep. 89
Peacekeeping, Peace Enforcement, and the Use of Force
Under What Circumstances Should the UN Intervene Militarily in a "Domestic" Crisis?p. 111
Dabbling in War: The Dilemma of the Use of Force in United Nations Interventionp. 145
Challenges of the New Peacekeepingp. 169
Prospects for a Rapid Response Capability: A Dialoguep. 189
Humanitarian Protection
Humanitarian Action and Peacekeepingp. 203
Humanitarian Responses to International Emergenciesp. 215
Regional Dimensions
The Failed State and Political Collapse in Africap. 233
The OAU Role in Conflict Managementp. 245
The Contribution of Regional Organizations in Europep. 255
Peacebuilding
A Holistic Approach to Building Peacep. 275
Conclusion: The Peace-and-Security Agenda of the United Nations: From a Crossroads into the New Centuryp. 297
Indexp. 327
About the Contributorsp. 347
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ISBN: 9780847687275
ISBN-10: 0847687279
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 19th March 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 14.86  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.47