Peace Support Operations: Nordic Perspectives

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Eli Stamnes
Routledge, 2008 - Social Science - 130 pages
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Peace Support Operations: Nordic Perspectives brings together Nordic academics working in the field of peace support operations broadly defined. It contains a collection of articles that present different theoretical approaches to the study of peace support operations and contribute to enhance the knowledge of the Nordic countries' participation in such operations. Its case studies describe the development of peacekeeping forces from Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland in the face of evolving threats to world security over the past sixty years, and how each country's reaction has differed. The conflicts covered in this study include the Cold War, the Balkan conflict, the first Gulf War and the Malawian ethnic conflict. Thus, it constitutes a contribution to the academic field in both a theoretical and an empirical sense.

This book was previously published as a special issue of International Peacekeeping

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Contents

Introduction
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Gender Essentialism
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Continuity and Change in the Finnish Debate
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