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Palgrave Macmillan

International Intervention in Ethnic Conflict

A Comparison of the European Union and the United Nations

ISBN 9780230273351
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The EU and the UN have become increasingly involved in conflict resolution, yet they are rarely compared systematically. This book focuses on the role of bureaucracies in the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) when dealing with conflict.

Tannam's comparative analysis of EU and UN policy-making procedures explores how and why they differ from each other, arguing that the UN Secretariat and the European Commission have autonomy under certain conditions and that reducing explanations of EU and UN policy outcomes to political will, or to the preferences of member states is inaccurate.

This unique empirical study, enhanced by interviews with practitioners, will be a valuable resource for scholars of International Relations, Peace Studies and Comparative Politics.


Etain Tannam is Lecturer in International Peace Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She is also author of Cross-Border Co-operation in Ireland (Palgrave, 1999) and various international journal articles.

Preface
1. International Intervention, Ethnic Conflict and Theory
2. The EU and UN: Institutional Frameworks and Conflict Resolution
3. The EU and UN and Conflict Resolution: Overview
4. Northern Ireland
5. Cyprus
6. Kosovo and Serbia
7. Conclusion

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