Peacekeeping and the International System

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Routledge, Oct 16, 2006 - Political Science - 304 pages
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A comprehensive, clearly presented and accessible text covering the totality of the peacekeeping experience since the early twentieth century.

This is essential reading for all undergraduates on politics, international relations and contemporary history programmes. It is also an excellent resource for taught postgraduate courses in these subject areas.

The narrative is primarily chronological; key themes such as legality and 'collective security' are traced throughout. The chronology is based on the key periods in the development of peacekeeping, marking stages in the evolution of the concept determined by changes in the nature of the international system over the past six decades.

 

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Contents

1 The dimensions of international peacekeeping
1
the interwar years
23
the formation of the United Nations
43
from Palestine and Kashmir to Suez
61
regional crises in the cold war
79
the Middle East in the 1970s
112
peacekeeping and the end of the cold war
129
peacekeeping and the end of the multinational state
159
decolonization and contested legitimacy
180
peacekeeping in stateless terrain
211
looking back to look forward
234
Maps
247
Notes
255
Bibliography
262
Index
275
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Norrie MacQueenis a senior lecturer in international relations at the Universityof Dundee. He has lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout the colonial and post-colonial world. He spent two years in Mozambiqueimmediately after Portuguese decolonization, seeing this process at first hand.

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