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.
Table of Contents
1. The Dimensions of International Peacekeeping 2. Peacekeeping before the UN: The Inter-War Years 3. Collective Security Revived: The Formation of the United Nations 4. Peacekeeping Resumed: From Palestine and Kashmir to Suez 5. Peacekeeping as Immunization: Regional Crises in the Cold War 6. Peacekeeping and Detente: The Middle East in the 1970s 7. New Horizons: Peacekeeping and the End of the Cold War 8. The Break-Up of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union: Peacekeeping and the End of the Multinational State 9. Africa I: Decolonization and Contested Legitimacy 10. Africa II: Peacekeeping in Stateless Terrain 11. Peacekeeping and the International System in the Twenty-First Century: Looking Back to Look Forward