Political Science

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

View: 6180

Examines the three major post-Cold War operations in which the UN has been involved
Political Science

Does Development Aid Affect Conflict Ripeness?

The Theory of Ripeness and Its Applicability in the Context of Development Aid

Author: Lucie Podszun

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3531940791

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

View: 5452

Political Science

United Nations Interventionism, 1991–2004

Author: Spyros Economides

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139461761

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 2924

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.
International relations

Monthly Bibliography

Books, official documents, serials

Author: United Nations Library (Geneva, Switzerland)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International relations

Page: N.A

View: 6536

American literature

American Book Publishing Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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English literature

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

View: 5061

International agencies

Annuaire Des Organisations Internationales

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: International agencies

Page: N.A

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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).
History

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

View: 9015

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.
Law

Imagining Law:

Essays in Conversation with Judith Gardam

Author: Dale Stephens,Paul Babie

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 192526131X

Category: Law

Page: 332

View: 3337

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.
Political Science

US Foreign Policy on Transitional Justice

Author: Annie R. Bird

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199338426

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 866

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.
Political Science

The Transformation of Peace

Author: O. Richmond

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230505074

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

View: 5445

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.
Political Science

The United Nations and the Regions

Third World Report on Regional Integration

Author: Philippe Lombaerde,Francis Baert,Tânia Felício

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400727518

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 9084

This unique book investigates the implications of the rising importance of supra-national regional organizations for global governance in general, and for the United Nations, in particular. It touches upon issues such as regional representation at the UN, high-level dialogues with regional organisations, as well as the coordination of UN member states’ voting behaviour in the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council. The book further explores the regional dimension and coordination of UN operations in areas such as peace and security, human rights, and sustainable development. The contributions to the book are both in-depth chapters and shorter viewpoints, written by a combination of academics, policy-makers at regional organizations, and experts from international think tanks. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of global governance.
Political Science

Humanitarian Diplomacy

Practitioners and Their Craft

Author: Larry Minear,Hazel Smith

Publisher: United Nations Univ

ISBN: 9789280811346

Category: Political Science

Page: 407

View: 4152

History

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

View: 5983

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.
Political Science

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

View: 8605

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.
Political Science

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

View: 4440

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.
History

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

View: 9273

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.
History

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

View: 3578

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.
Political Science

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

View: 1567

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.
History

Beyond the Anarchical Society

Grotius, Colonialism and Order in World Politics

Author: Edward Keene

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521008013

Category: History

Page: 165

View: 1112

Keene argues that international relations beyond the West were influenced by colonialism not international law.