The Oxford Handbook of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations

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  • Copyright: 2015-09-25
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Oxford Handbook on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations presents an innovative, authoritative, and accessible examination and critique of the United Nations peacekeeping operations.

Since the late 1940s, but particularly since the end of the cold war, peacekeeping has been a central part of the core activities of the United Nations and a major process in global security governance and the management of international relations in general. The volume will present a chronological analysis, designed to provide a comprehensive perspective that highlights the evolution of UN peacekeeping and offers a detailed picture of how the decisions of UN bureaucrats and national governments on the set-up and design of particular UN missions were, and remain, influenced by the impact of preceding operations.

The volume will bring together leading scholars and senior practitioners in order to provide overviews and analyses of all 65 peacekeeping operations that have been carried out by the United Nations since 1948. As with all Oxford Handbooks, the volume will be agenda-setting in importance, providing the authoritative point of reference for all those working throughout international relations and beyond.

Author Biography

Joachim Koops, Dean of Vesalius College & Research Professor IES (VUB) and Director of the Global Governance Institute (GGI), Vrije Universiteit Brussel,Norrie MacQueen, Honorary Research Fellow, School in International Relations, University of St Andrews,Thierry Tardy, Senior Analyst, European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris,Paul D. Williams, Associate Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Joachim A. Koops is Associate Professor of Political Science at Vesalius College, Free University of Brussels (VUB) and Academic Director of the European Peace & Security Studies (EPSS) Programme and the Executive Course in Global Risk Analysis and Crisis Management (GRACM). He is also Research Professor at the VUB's Institute for European Studies and the founding Director of the Global Governance Institute (GGI), Brussels. His latest publications include SHIRBRIG and the Project of a UN Army: Successes, Failures, Lessons Learned (co-authored with C. Tatschl, Nomos, 2014), The Responsibility to Protect and the Third Pillar: A Critical Appraisal (co-edited with D. Fiott, PalgraveMacMillan, 2015), and The European Union as an Integrative Power? Assessing the EU's Effective Multilateralism towards the United Nations and NATO (Brussels University Press, 2011).

Norrie MacQueen is Honorary Research Fellow in the School in International Relations at the University of St Andrews. He worked for the Mozambican Ministry of Education in the years following the country's independence and taught for several years at the University of Papua New Guinea. More recently he served as an electoral officer with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste. His latest books include: The United Nations, Peace Operations and the Cold War (2nd edition Longman, 2011), Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations (Edinburgh UP, 2011), and The United Nations: a Beginner's Guide (Oneworld, 2010).

Thierry Tardy is Senior Analyst at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris. Previously he was Senior Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He has researched and published on conflict management with a particular focus on the United Nations and the European Union, inter-institutional cooperation in security governance, security regionalism, and the EU Common Security and Defence Policy. His books include Peacekeeping in Africa: The Evolving Security Architecture (Routledge, 2014, edited with M. Wyss), and European Security in a Global Context. Internal and External Dynamics (Routledge, 2009, edited).

Paul D. Williams is Associate Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, USA. He also serves as a Non-resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York City and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At IPI, he co-manages the Providing for Peacekeeping Project, which aims to generate and disseminate data and analysis to support efforts to improve the quality of troop and police contributions to UN peacekeeping and fill key capability gaps in those missions. His latest books include: Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges and Future of UN Peacekeeping Contributions (Oxford University Press, 2013), Understanding Peacekeeping (Polity, 2nd ed. 2010), and The International Politics of Mass Atrocities: The Case of Darfur (Routledge, 2010).

Table of Contents

Introduction: The United Nations and Peacekeeping, Joachim A. Koops, Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy, and Paul D. Williams
PART I: Concepts and Perspectives
1. Trends in Peace Operations, 1947-2013, Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams
2. Peacekeeping and International Law, Nigel D. White
3. The United Nations' Inter-Organizational Relations in Peacekeeping, Joachim A. Koops and Thierry Tardy
4. Peace Operations and Humanitarian Interventions, Thomas G. Weiss
5. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Peace Operations: Addressing the Challenges, Paul F. Diehl and Daniel Druckman
PART II: UN Peacekeeping Operations - 1948-2013
Section 1: Early Experiences - 1948-1963
Introduction: Early Experiences: 1948-1963, Joachim A. Koops, Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy, and Paul D. Williams
6. The United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO), Andrew Gregory Theobald
7. United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), Christy Shucksmith and Nigel D. White
8. First United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF I), Paul F. Diehl
9. United Nations Observation Group in Lebanon (UNOGIL), Ana Mesquita and Nigel D. White
10. United Nations Operation in the Congo (ONUC), Jane Boulden
11. United Nations Security Force in West New Guinea (UNSF), Norrie MacQueen
12. United Nations Yemen Observation Mission (UNYOM), Norrie MacQueen
Section 2: Cold War Peacekeeping - 1964-1987
Introduction: Cold War Peacekeeping: 1964-1987, Joachim A. Koops, Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy, and Paul D. Williams
13. United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), Jan Asmussen
14. Mission of the Representative of the Secretary-General in the Dominican Republic (DOMREP), Bernardo Rodrigues dos Santos
15. United Nations India-Pakistan Observation Mission (UNIPOM), P.K. Singh
16. Second United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF II), Paul F. Diehl
17. United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), Peter Rudloff and Paul F. Diehl
18. United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL I), Alexandra Novosseloff
Section 3: Post-Cold War Peacekeeping - 1988-1998
Introduction Post-Cold War Peacekeeping: 1988-1998, Joachim A. Koops, Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy, and Paul D. Williams
19. United Nations Good Offices Mission in Afghanistan and Pakistan (UNGOMAP), Adam Baczko and Gilles Dorronsoro
20. United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group (UNIIMOG), Sahahedul Anam Khan
21. United Nations Angola Verification Mission I (UNAVEM I), Caroline Guyot and Alex Vines
22. United Nations Transition Assistance Group (UNTAG - Namibia), Lise Howard
23. United Nations Observer Group in Central America (ONUCA), Joachim A. Koops
24. United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM), Jan Bury
25. United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), Anna Theofilopoulou
26. United Nations Angola Verification Mission II and III (UNAVEM II and III), Caroline Guyot and Alex Vines
27. United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador (ONUSAL), Lise Howard
28. United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC), Benny Widyono
29. United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR - Croatia), Thierry Tardy
30. United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR - Bosnia-Herzegovina), Thierry Tardy
31. United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC), Benny Widyono
32. United Nations Operation in Somalia I (UNOSOM I), Paul D. Williams
33. United Nations Operation in Mozambique (ONUMOZ), Mats Berdal
34. United Nations Operation in Somalia II (UNOSOM II), Paul D. Williams
35. United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG), Bruno Coppieters
36. United Nations Observer Mission in Liberia (UNOMIL), Kathleen Jennings
37. United Nations Observer Mission Uganda-Rwanda (UNOMUR) and United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda I (UNAMIR I), Linda Melvern
38. United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda II (UNAMIR II), Linda Melvern
39. United Nations Aouzou Strip Observer Group (UNASOG), Hubertus Jurgenliemk and Joachim A. Koops
40. United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT), Joachim A. Koops
41. United Nations Preventive Deployment Force (UNPREDEP - Macedonia), Thierry Tardy
42. United Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (UNMIBH), Thierry Tardy
43. United Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium (UNTAES) and UN Civilian Police Support Group in Croatia (UNPSG), Richard Gowan
44. United Nations Mission of Observers in Prevlaka (UNMOP), Richard Gowan
45. United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH), Antonio Ramalho and Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto
46. United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH), Maira Siman and Vahan Galoumian
47. United Nations Verification Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA), Amy Ross
48. United Nations Observer Mission in Angola (MONUA), Caroline Guyot and Alex Vines
49. United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH), Blanca Antonini
50. United Nations Civilian Police Mission in Haiti (MIPONUH), Blanca Antonini
51. United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic (MINURCA), Romain Esmenjaud
52. United Nations Observer Mission in Sierra Leone (UNOMSIL), 'Funmi Olonisakin
Section 4: Peacekeeping in the Twenty-First Century - 1999-2013
Introduction: Peacekeeping in the Twenty-First Century: 1999-2013, Joachim A. Koops, Norrie MacQueen, Thierry Tardy, and Paul D. Williams
53. United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), Richard Caplan
54. United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), 'Funmi Olonisakin
55. United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), Norrie MacQueen
56. United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC), Alan Doss
57. United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE), Patrick Cammaert and Andreas Sugar
58. United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET), Norrie MacQueen
59. United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Kathleen Jennings
60. United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI), Alexandra Novosseloff
61. United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), Nicolas Lemay-Hebert
62. United Nations Operation in Burundi (ONUB), Arthur Boutellis
63. United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS), Wibke Hansen
64. United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), Norrie MacQueen
65. Expanded United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL II), Alexandra Novosseloff
66. African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), David Lanz
67. United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad I and II (MINURCAT I and II), John Karlsrud
68. United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), Alan Doss
69. United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), Holger Osterrieder, Johannes Lehne, and Vladimir Kmec
70. United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS), Richard Gowan and Tristan Dreisbach
71. United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Walter Lotze

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