Peace Operations: Trends, Progress, and Prospects

Georgetown University Press
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Trends in the number and scope of peace operations since 2000 evidence heightened international appreciation for their value in crisis-response and regional stabilization. Peace Operations: Trends, Progress, and Prospects addresses national and institutional capacities to undertake such operations, by going beyond what is available in previously published literature.

Part one focuses on developments across regions and countries. It builds on data- gathering projects undertaken at Georgetown University's Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) that offer new information about national contributions to operations and about the organizations through which they make those contributions. The information provides the bases for arriving at unique insights about the characteristics of contributors and about the division of labor between the United Nations and other international entities.

Part two looks to trends and prospects within regions and nations. Unlike other studies that focus only on regions with well-established track records—specifically Europe and Africa—this book also looks to the other major areas of the world and poses two questions concerning them: If little or nothing has been done institutionally in a region, why not? What should be expected?

This groundbreaking volume will help policymakers and academics understand better the regional and national factors shaping the prospects for peace operations into the next decade.

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About the author

Donald C. F. Daniel is a professor in the Security Studies Program and a fellow in the Center for Peace and Security Studies in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Patricia Taft is a senior associate at The Fund for Peace.

Sharon Wiharta is a researcher in the Armed Conflict and Conflict Management Programme of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

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Publisher
Georgetown University Press
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Published on
Jul 30, 2008
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781589017238
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Military / General
Political Science / International Relations / General
Political Science / Security (National & International)
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