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United Nations Peacekeeping Challenge

The Importance of the Integrated Approach

By Anna Powles, Negar Partow

© 2015 – Routledge

300 pages

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Drawing from a diverse range of military, policing, academic and policymakers’ experiences, this book seeks to provide solutions of how national militaries and police can work together to better support future United Nations peacekeeping operations. It addresses the growing tension between increasing non-combat related responsibilities being placed on land forces and the ability of UN peacekeeping forces to fulfil the demands of government and development tasks in fragile and conflict-affected environments. An original contribution to the debate on UN peacekeeping reforms that includes constructing an enhanced partnership for peacekeeping; building on renewed commitment to share the burden and for regional cooperation; providing peacekeepers with the necessary capabilities to protect civilians; and supporting nations in transition from conflict to stabilisation. This book offers the very latest in informed analysis and decision-making on UN peacekeeping reform.

Reviews

’An accessible, hands-on guide to the changing strategic and tactical realities within peacekeeping deployments, this fascinating set of essays speaks to actual and potential troop contributors, everything you wanted to know about 21st-century peace operations but were afraid to ask.’ Thomas G. Weiss, The City University of New York, USA ’Do more with less! Peacekeepers around the world are familiar with such instructions. But what are the consequences of such orders for the ability of missions to implement their mandates and for the UN to exercise its duty of care towards its peacekeepers? This volume provides a timely and useful analysis of these important issues.’ Paul D. Williams, George Washington University, USA

About the Authors

Mr Nick Nelson is a lecturer with the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University. He has extensive academic and professional experience in security as well as an academic background in organisational psychology. His research interests lie in the areas of Asia-Pacific security and security psychology. Dr Negar Partow is a Senior Lecturer with the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. She received her Masters’ degrees from Iran and New Zealand and completed her PhD in Victoria University of Wellington. Dr Partow is a researcher on Middle East languages, politics, religions, human rights and international security. Dr Anna Powles is a Senior Lecturer with the Centre for Defence and Security Studies at Massey University. She specialises in civil-military relations, peace support operations, security sector development, humanitarian action and conflict with a focus on Southeast Asia and the Pacific. She holds a PhD from Australian National University and is the founder of Women in International Security New Zealand.

About the Series

Global Security in a Changing World

Global Security in a Changing World
Globalisation is changing the world dramatically, and a very public debate is taking place about the form, extent and significance of these changes. At the centre of this debate lie conflicting claims about the forces and processes shaping security. As a result, notions of inequality, poverty and the cultural realm of identity politics have all surfaced alongside terrorism, environmental changes and bio-medical weapons as essential features of the contemporary global political landscape. In this sense, the debate on globalisation calls for a fundamental shift from a status quo political reality to one that dislodges states as the primary referent, and instead sees states as a means and not the end to various security issues, ranging from individual security to international terrorism. More importantly, centred at the cognitive stage of thought, it is also a move towards conceiving the concept of insecurity in terms of change. The series attempts to address this imbalance by encouraging a robust and multi-disciplinary assessment of the asymmetrical nature of globalisation. Scholarship is sought from areas such as: global governance, poverty and insecurity, development, civil society, religion, terrorism and globalisation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL034000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
POL048000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intergovernmental Organizations