The New Interventionism, 1991-1994

United Nations Experience in Cambodia, Former Yugoslavia and Somalia
Author: James Mayall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521558563
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
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Examines the three major post-Cold War operations in which the UN has been involved

United Nations Interventionism, 1991–2004


Author: Spyros Economides
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139461761
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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After years of paralysis, the 1990s saw an explosion in the number of United Nations field operations around the world. In terms of scope and level of ambition, these interventions went beyond the tried and tested principles of classical UN peacekeeping. Indeed, in some cases - such as Cambodia, Kosovo and East Timor - the UN presence assumed the form of quasi-protectorates designed to steer war-torn and deeply divided societies towards lasting peace. This book examines the UN's performance and assesses the wider impact of 'new interventionism' on international order and the study of international relations. Featuring eight case studies of major UN interventions and an introductory chapter outlining the most important theoretical and political features of the international system which have led to the increased interventionary practices of the UN, this book will appeal to students and researchers in international relations and international organizations.

Monthly Bibliography

Books, official documents, serials
Author: United Nations Library (Geneva, Switzerland)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International relations
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Annuaire Des Organisations Internationales


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International agencies
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Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).

The End of the Post-War Era

Documents on Great-Power Relations 1968-1975
Author: James Mayall,Cornelia Navari
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521226981
Category: History
Page: 642
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Between the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and the singing of the Helinski accords in August 1975, major changes occurred in the condition of the East-West conflict and more generally in the structure of great-power relations which had been built up since the end of the Second World War. This collection of documents, which includes the main speeches, treaties and agreements concluded between these two events, has been designed to illustrate the nature of these changes. The volume if prefaced by an analytical essay by the editors, and is subsequently divided into six sections. The first four deal respectively with the final ending of the cold war through the resolution of the problem of the two Germanies; the ending of the Vietnam War and the formal entry of the People's Republic of China into the international system; the diplomacy of detente between the super-powers and in Europe; and changes within the Western Alliance involving both NATO and the EEC, and in the Warsaw Pact.

Imagining Law:

Essays in Conversation with Judith Gardam
Author: Dale Stephens,Paul Babie
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
ISBN: 192526131X
Category: Law
Page: 332
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By any measure, Judith Gardam has accomplished much in her professional life and is rightly acknowledged by scholars throughout the world as an expert in her many fields of diverse interest — including international law, energy law and feminist theory. This book celebrates her academic life and work with twelve essays from leading scholars in Gardam’s fields of expertise.

US Foreign Policy on Transitional Justice


Author: Annie R. Bird
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199338426
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has been a key driver of transitional justice. It has provided crucial political backing, as well as technical and financial assistance for trials, truth commissions, and other measures aimed at helping societies address serious human rights violations. Surprisingly, however, scholars have not analyzed closely the role of the US in transitional justice. This book offers the first systematic and cross-cutting account of US foreign policy on transitional justice. It explores the development of US foreign policy on the field from World War I to the present, and provides an in-depth examination of US involvement in measures in Cambodia, Liberia, and Colombia. Annie Bird supports her findings with nearly 200 interviews with key US and foreign government officials, staff of transitional justice measures, and country experts. By "opening the black box" of US foreign policy, the book shows how the diverse and evolving interests of presidential administrations, Congress, the State Department, and other agencies play a major role in shaping US involvement in transitional justice. The book argues that, despite multiple influences, US foreign policy on transitional justice is characterized by a distinctive approach that is symbolic, retributive, and strategic. As the book concludes, this approach has influenced the field as a whole, including the establishment, design, and implementation of transitional justice measures.

The Transformation of Peace


Author: O. Richmond
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230505074
Category: Political Science
Page: 286
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This book examines the transformation of the discourse and praxis of peace, from its early beginnings in the literature on war and power, to the development of intellectual and theoretical discourses of peace, contrasting this with the development of practical approaches to peace, and examining the intellectual and policy evolution regarding peace.

Humanitarian Diplomacy

Practitioners and Their Craft
Author: Larry Minear,Hazel Smith
Publisher: United Nations Univ
ISBN: 9789280811346
Category: Political Science
Page: 407
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Democracy by Force

US Military Intervention in the Post-Cold War World
Author: Karin von Hippel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521659550
Category: History
Page: 224
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Since the end of the Cold War, the international community, and the USA in particular, has intervened in a series of civil conflicts around the world. In a number of cases, where actions such as economic sanctions or diplomatic pressures have failed, military interventions have been undertaken. This 1999 book examines four US-sponsored interventions (Panama, Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia), focusing on efforts to reconstruct the state which have followed military action. Such nation-building is vital if conflict is not to recur. In each of the four cases, Karin von Hippel considers the factors which led the USA to intervene, the path of military intervention, and the nation-building efforts which followed. The book seeks to provide a greater understanding of the successes and failures of US policy, to improve strategies for reconstruction, and to provide some insight into the conditions under which intervention and nation-building are likely to succeed.

Balkan Holocausts?

Serbian and Croatian Victim Centred Propaganda and the War in Yugoslavia
Author: David Bruce Macdonald
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847795706
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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Comparing and contrasting Serbian and Croatian propaganda from 1986 to 1999, this text analyses each group's contemporary interpretations of history and current events. It offers a detailed discussion of holocaust imagery and the history of victim-centred writing in nationalist theory, including the links between the comparative genocide debate, the so-called holocaust industry and Serbian and Croatian nationalism. There is a detailed analysis of Serbian and Croatian propaganda over the Internet, detailing how and why the Internet war was as important as the ground wars in Kosovo, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and a theme-by-theme analysis of Serbian and Croatian propaganda, using contemporary media sources, novels, academic works and journals.

International Organization in the Anarchical Society

The Institutional Structure of World Order
Author: Tonny Brems Knudsen,Cornelia Navari
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319716220
Category: Political Science
Page: 368
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This book takes up one of the key theoretical challenges in the English School’s conceptual framework, namely the nature of the institutions of international society. It theorizes their nature through an analysis of the relationship of primary and secondary levels of institutional formation, so far largely ignored in English School theorizing, and provides case studies to illuminate the theory. Hitherto, the School has largely failed to study secondary institutions such as international organizations and regimes as autonomous objects of analysis, seeing them as mere materializations of primary institutions. Building on legal and constructivist arguments about the constitutive character of institutions, it demonstrates how primary institutions frame secondary organizations and regimes, but also how secondary institutions construct agencies with capacities that impinge upon and can change primary institutions. Based on legal and constructivist ideas, it develops a theoretical model that sees primary and secondary institutions as shared understandings enmeshed in observable historical processes of constitution, reproduction and regulation.

Greed & Grievance

Economic Agendas in Civil Wars
Author: Mats R. Berdal,David Malone,International Peace Academy
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555878689
Category: History
Page: 251
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This volume identifies the economic and social factors underlying the perpetuation of civil wars, exploring as well the economic incentives and disencentives available to international actors seeking to restore peace to war-torn societies. The authors consider the economic rationality of conflict for beligerents, the economic strategies that elites use to sustain their positions, and in what situations elites find war to be more profitable than peace.

Values and Violence

Intangible Aspects of Terrorism
Author: Ibrahim A. Karawan,Wayne McCormack,Stephen E. Reynolds
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402086601
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Most books on terrorism deal with descriptions of terrorist organizations and activities, some examine privacy and civil liberties issues, and others treat terrorism as a series of policy choices. Hardly any books deal with the foundational questions of values and violence as they relate to terrorism. The two unique features of this book are that it deals with violence at the normative foundations of values and human dignity and that it includes many of the best-known authors in the world from a variety of disciplines, making it a paradigmatic example of cutting-edge study in interdisciplinary scholarship, with a focus on bringing theories and policy issues closer together. "Values and Violence" includes chapters by a dozen of the leading scholars in the world on patterns of political violence, responses to terrorism, and the basic value choices inherent in them.

Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century

Setting the precedent
Author: Alexis Heraclides,Ada Dialla
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719098599
Category: History
Page: N.A
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This book is a comprehensive presentation of humanitarian intervention in theory and practice in the course of the long nineteenth century, a precedent of today's situation and debate regarding this controversial concept. Its main contributions are the following: the then international law debate, the international political theory on intervention and the thorough presentation and assessment of the four cases studies linked with the ongoing theory and debate, with emphasis on the lesser known Russian dimension. The book starts with a brief presentation of the present situation. The first part begins with the genealogy of the idea of assisting people who are maltreated which is to be found in the Renaissance, followed by the nineteenth century civilisation-barbarity dichotomy, with its biased Eurocentric gaze. It then examines the pivotal international law dimension, the arguments of advocates and opponents of humanitarian intervention, concluding with the views on intervention of major political theorists. The second part examines in detail four cases as instances of humanitarian intervention: the Greek war (1821-1831), the Lebanon/Syria ethnic conflict (1860-61), and the Bulgarian case (1876-78) in two chapters, with emphasis on the role of Britain and Russia, and the U.S. intervention in Cuba (1895-98). The book will be of benefit to scholars and students of International Relations, International History, International Law, international political theory and ethics in international politics.

Beyond the Anarchical Society

Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics
Author: Edward Keene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521008013
Category: History
Page: 165
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Keene argues that international relations beyond the West were influenced by colonialism not international law.