Traces the historical development of peace operations from their origins in the early 20th century through the development of modern peacebuilding missions and multiple simultaneous peace operations.Tracks changes over time in the size, mission and organization of peace operations.Analyses different organizational, financial, and troop provisions for peace operations, as well as assessing alternatives.Lays out criteria for evaluating peace operations and details the conditions under which such operations are successful.
Drawing on a wide range of examples from those between Israel and her neighbours to more recent operations in Bosnia, Somalia, Darfur, East Timor, and the Congo, this new edition brings together the body of scholarly research on peace operations to address those concerns. It will be an indispensable guide for students, practitioners and general readers wanting to broaden their knowledge of the possibilities and limits of peace operations today.
- Hardback | 244 pages
- 140 x 218 x 20mm | 439.99g
- 08 Jul 2014
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2nd Edition
Other books in this series
09 Nov 2015
22 Mar 2011
Table of contents
1 Introduction 1
2 The Historical Evolution and Record of Peace Operations 28
3 The Organization of Peace Operations 81
4 The Success and Failure of Peace Operations 141
5 Ten Challenges for Future Peace Operations 189
Appendix: Peace Operations 1948 2012 220
References and Suggested Readings 230
Alex Bellamy, Griffith University
"With what is more than an updated historical primer on peace operations, Diehl and Balas have done a masterful job of differentiating peacekeeping and peacebuilding, synthesizing the most recent quantitative findings on correlates of success and identifying the future challenges for policymakers. All is accomplished in a highly accessible book."
Karen A. Mingst, University of Kentucky
About Paul F. Diehl
Alexandru Balas is Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program and Director of the Clark Center for International Education at the State University of New York College at Cortland.