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Crisis of Confidence: Annus Horribilis and a ‘Vital’ Role

David M. Malone

in The International Struggle Over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199278572
eISBN:
9780191604119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278571.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines events in Iraq during the most recent fifth phase of UN involvement. Having been largely sidelined on Iraq in the fourth phase, the UN underwent a Crisis of Confidence between ... More


Civilising globalisation

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

When Kofi Annan was elected the first African to head the United Nations in 1997, he faced an organisation that was dysfunctional, had a reputation for being anti-business, and it had little to ... More


Kofi Annan, 1997–2006

Abiodun Williams

in The UN Secretary-General and the Security Council: A Dynamic Relationship

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198748915
eISBN:
9780191811609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198748915.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The decade of Kofi Annan’s tenure as Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997–2006) was a tumultuous point in world affairs, characterized by dramatic events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks ... More


The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention

Sir Adam Roberts

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Demonstrates that the United Nations has been at the centre of key field operations and policy debates relating to humanitarian intervention since the end of the Cold War. However, the issue of ... More


Leadership

Herman T. Salton

in Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198733591
eISBN:
9780191797972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733591.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the ways in which several top UN officials handled the Rwanda crisis: Kofi Annan and Iqbal Riza in DPKO, James Jonah and Marrack Goulding in DPA, Jacques-Roger Booh Booh and ... More


The Humanitarian Responsibilities of Sovereignty: Explaining the Development of a New Norm of Military Intervention for Humanitarian Purposes in International Society

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Argues that we are witnessing the development of a new norm of military intervention for humanitarian purposes in contemporary international society. Since the end of the Cold War, the United Nations ... More


Peacebuilding

Herman T. Salton

in Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198733591
eISBN:
9780191797972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733591.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter brings the story of DPA–DPKO relations up to the present. It argues that neither the bureaucratic nor the conceptual problems faced by UNAMIR—especially the difficulty of separating ... More


Department of Peacekeeping Operations

Herman T. Salton

in Dangerous Diplomacy: Bureaucracy, Power Politics, and the Role of the UN Secretariat in Rwanda

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198733591
eISBN:
9780191797972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733591.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the role of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) before and during the Rwandan genocide. After introducing the peculiar context of the early 1990s and the promises of ... More


The Rise of the Responsibility to Protect

Luke Glanville

in Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: A New History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226076898
eISBN:
9780226077086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077086.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the emergence since the end of the Cold War of the principle that sovereignty entails a responsibility to protect populations from mass atrocities in the light of the historical ... More


The 2007–8 Post-election Crisis in Kenya: A Case of Escalation Prevention

Serena K. Sharma

in The Responsibility to Prevent: Overcoming the Challenges of Atrocity Prevention

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198717782
eISBN:
9780191787294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717782.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter commences with an overview of the 2007 general elections in Kenya and their violent aftermath. This is followed by an exploration of how this case has been assessed within the R2P ... More


Governance and Co-ordination in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations: Challenge or Maze?

Pirrko Kourula

in The Reality of International Law: Essays in Honour of Ian Brownlie

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198268376
eISBN:
9780191683510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the United Nations' (UN) reform activities during the 1990s to enhance coordination and good governance. The reform process undertaken by UN Secretary General Boutros ... More


The International Community: Recommendations and Conclusions

Anthony Ware and Costas Laoutides

in Myanmar's 'Rohingya' Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190928865
eISBN:
9780190055899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190928865.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter concludes the book by offering a discussion of the role the international community has played, and could play, in both the conflict and conflict resolution. It summarizes the most ... More


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