By (author) Paul F. Diehl
Peace Operations by Paul F. Diehl
Book DescriptionPeacekeeping has gradually evolved to encompass a broad range of different conflict management missions and techniques, which are incorporated under the term "peace operations." Well over 100 missions have been deployed, the vast majority within the last twenty years. This book provides an overview of the central issues surrounding the development, operation, and effectiveness of peace operations. Among many features, the book: Traces the historical development of peace operations from their origins in the early 20th century through the development of modern peacebuilding missions. Tracks changes over time in the size, mission, and organization of peace operations. Analyses different organizational, financial, and troop provisions for peace operations, as well as assessing alternatives. Lays out criteria for evaluating peace operations and details the conditions under which such operations are successful. As peace operations become the primary mechanism of conflict management used by the UN and regional organizations, understanding their problems and potential is essential for a more secure world. Drawing on a wide range of examples from those between Israel and her neighbors to more recent operations in Somalia and the Congo, this book brings together the body of scholarly research on peace operations to address those concerns. It will be an indispensable guide for students, practitioners and general readers wanting to broaden their knowledge of the possibilities and limits of peace operations today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745642062
(218mm x 161mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 29-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul F. Diehl
Puzzle of Peace, Hardback (March 2016)
The Puzzle of Peace moves beyond defining peace as the absence of war and develops a broader conceptualization and explanation for the increasing peacefulness of the international system.
Peace Operations, Hardback (May 2014)
* This second, fully revised and expanded edition of Diehl and Balas s successful text, expertly guides students through the complexities of peace operations in a focused, engaging and authoritative way.
Guide to the Scientific Study of International Processes, Hardback (September 2012)
Dedicated to the empirical analysis of data from the world of international relations, SSIP scholars tend to focus on interstate conflicts, civil wars, and conflict management. The range of perspectives in this edited volume provide a comprehensive introduction to SSIP theory and methodology.
International Mediation, Hardback (May 2012)» View all books by Paul F. Diehl
* An accessible and comprehensive guide to international mediation for students, practitioners and general readers. * Provides an empirically rich history of post World War II mediation. * Draws on a wide range of compelling examples, from the Oslo Accords to civil conflict in Bosnia.
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Author Biography - Paul F. Diehl
Paul F. Diehl is Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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