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How Strategic Is UN Peacebuilding?

Nicholas Sambanis

in Strategies of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395914
eISBN:
9780199776801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes results from a quantitative study on UN peacekeeping (Doyle and Sambanis) to assess the extent to which UN peacekeeping operations are strategic. Although UN missions are ... More


Economic Globalization and Strategic Peacebuilding

Jackie Smith

in Strategies of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395914
eISBN:
9780199776801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Several key assumptions about economic liberalization that inform current peacebuilding operations must be reconsidered. Smith argues that there is little evidence supporting the assumptions that ... More


The Response Imperative: Tensions and Dilemmas of Humanitarian Action and Strategic Peacebuilding

Larissa Fast

in Strategies of Peace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195395914
eISBN:
9780199776801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395914.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Inherent in the many conceptualizations of strategic peacebuilding is the concept of coordination among multiple actors and roles. Fast grapples with the complex and wide-ranging idea of ... More


Peace Operations

Alexander Orakhelashvili

in Collective Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199579846
eISBN:
9780191725302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579846.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter works out the implications of the principles of complementarity and subsidiarity in the area of peace operations conducted by the UN and regional organizations. The principal peace ... More


Introduction

Thorsten Benner, Stephan Mergenthaler, and Philipp Rotmann

in The New World of UN Peace Operations: Learning to Build Peace?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199594887
eISBN:
9780191729065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594887.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The opening chapter starts by presenting the empirical and theoretical motivations. Empirically, it introduces the ‘learning challenge’ in contemporary UN peace operations, in many ways the UN's ... More


The New Paternalism

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

On 1 Nov 1994, the UN Trusteeship Council voted to suspend operations after Palau, the last remaining trust territory, attained independence. The sovereign state has emerged out of decolonization as ... More


Implications for Peacekeepers and Other Multi-National Forces

Siobhán Wills

in Protecting Civilians: The Obligations of Peacekeepers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199533879
eISBN:
9780191714801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533879.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

In the wake of Rwanda and Srebrenica, the Brahimi report recommended that ‘peacekeepers — troops or police — who witness violence against civilians should be presumed to be authorized to stop it, ... More


Peacekeeping

Chia Lehnardt

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter surveys the roles that PMSCs have taken on and the more ambitious possibilities that have been proposed in the area of peacekeeping. There is, at present, little guidance on what ... More


Peace Operations through the Local Lens

Jeni Whalan

in How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672189
eISBN:
9780191767968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672189.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter argues that more analysis is needed of peace operations at the local level. It critically reviews the academic literature to demonstrate that, although the domestic governance roles of ... More


Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response

Heidi Hardt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199337118
eISBN:
9780199356546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337118.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

In conflict-affected regions, delays in international response can have life or death consequences. The speed with which international organizations react to crises affects the prospects for ... More


Introduction

Jeni Whalan

in How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672189
eISBN:
9780191767968
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672189.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter outlines the aims, research questions, and methodology of How Peace Operations Work, highlighting the book’s distinctive contributions. Three common assumptions about peace operations ... More


UN Peace Operations

Rosemary Foot

in China, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198843733
eISBN:
9780191879456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843733.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The primary aim of this chapter is to explain the apparent paradox of increasing Chinese support and involvement even as UN peace operations have become more complex, dangerous, and intrusive. The ... More


From Mercenaries to Market: The Rise and Regulation of Private Military Companies

Simon Chesterman and Chia Lehnardt (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228485
eISBN:
9780191711435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228485.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Frequently characterized as either mercenaries in modern guise or the market's response to a security vacuum, private military companies are commercial firms offering military services ranging from ... More


Can sport contribute to the mission success of military peace support operations?

Alexander Cárdenas and Sibylle Lang

in Sport and diplomacy: Games within games

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526131058
eISBN:
9781526138873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526131058.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

In this exploratory article, the authors investigate if and how sport may be used as a tool to advance Peace Support Operations’ (PSO) success. This is done based on a review of existing literature ... More


United Nations Peace Operations and International Law: What Kind of Law Promotes What Kind of Peace?

Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen

in Promoting Peace Through International Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198722731
eISBN:
9780191789496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722731.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter discusses the notion of ‘peace’ in international peace operations with a mandate from the United Nations Security Council, and how international law promotes or prevents the achievement ... More


Peace Operations

Simon Chesterman, Ian Johnstone, and David M. Malone

in Law and Practice of the United Nations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199399482
eISBN:
9780199399512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399482.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The UN Charter foresees activities mandated by the Security Council to maintain peace and security, and this chapter describes the form such activities should take. This chapter looks briefly at the ... More


Exit Strategies and State Building

Richard Caplan (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760114
eISBN:
9780199949991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760114.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This volume provides a comparative study of exit with regard to international operations of a state-building nature. The chapters focus on the empirical experiences of, and scholarly and policy ... More


The Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda

Rosemary Foot

in China, the UN, and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198843733
eISBN:
9780191879456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843733.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The protection of civilians in armed conflict (POC) since 1999 has been recognized as a core obligation of the United Nations, and as vital to the legitimation of the Security Council’s role and ... More


Institutional Responsibility for Private Military and Security Companies

Nigel D White

in War by Contract: Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Private Contractors

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199604555
eISBN:
9780191725180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604555.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter analyses the issue of legal responsibility arising from the trend among international organizations to use the services of private actors within peace operations. It has been argued in ... More


Jus Post Bellum and the Politics of Exit

Dominik Zaum

in Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685899
eISBN:
9780191765841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685899.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The chapter examines whether key exit mechanisms and instruments, transition policies, and the negotiations between external and local actors over the transition of political authority are shaped by ... More


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