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The Politics of Peacekeeping in the Post-Cold War Era

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ISBN 9780714655963
Published February 2, 2005 by Routledge
232 Pages

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Book Description

Most literature on peacekeeping narrowly focuses on particular peacekeeping operations, and the political bargaining between peacekeeping participants. However, there is very little published research on why nations actually commit forces to peacekeeping operations. This new book meets this need.

The authors focus specifically on the political and economic motivations that influence the decision to participate in peacekeeping. They consider how definitions of national interest frame the political debate, and what the reasons are for the military support for, or opposition to, peacekeeping operations. They also explore the role of inter-agency politics, the role of public opinion in peacekeeping decisions, the influence of pressure from other nations and non-nation actors to commit peacekeeping forces.

Table of Contents

Introduction Pia Christina Wood and David S. Sorenson 1. Australia Hugh Smith 2. Germany Mary N. Hampton 3. Argentina Cynthia A. Watson 4. France Pia Christina Wood 5. United Kingdom Tom Woodhouse and Alexander Ramsbotham 6. United States David S. Sorenson 7. Austria Erwin A. Schmidl 8. Canada David Rudd 9. Nigeria Herbert M. Howe 10. India Alan Bullion

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David S. Sorenson is Professor of National Security Studies and Associate Dean of Electives and Research at the Air War College (DFB), USA.

Pia Christina Wood is Director of the Center for International Studies, Wake Forest University, USA.