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United Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order

Editors: de Coning, Cedric, Peter, Mateja (Eds.)

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  • Highlights key challenges to UN peace operations, drawing on the most recent policy discussions within the organisation
  • Analyses emerging conflict and peace trends and sets them in the context of tectonic shifts in the global order
  • Presents contributions from respected academics and practitioners from both the global North and South, providing a comprehensive overview of the field
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This open access book explores how UN peace operations are adapting to four transformational trends in the changing global order: (1) the rebalancing of relations between states of the global North and the global South; (2) the rise of regional organisations as providers of peace; (3) the rise of violent extremism and fundamentalist non-state actors; and (4) increasing demands from non-state actors for greater emphasis on human security. It identifies emerging conflict and peace trends (robustness of responses, rise of non-state threats, cross-state conflicts) and puts them in the context of tectonic shifts in the global order (rise of emerging powers, North–South rebalancing, emergence of regional organisations as providers of peace). The volume stimulates a discussion between practitioners and academics from the global North and South, and offers an analysis of how the international community collectively makes sense of the changing global order and its implications for UN peace operations.

About the authors

Cedric de Coning is Senior Research Fellow with the Peace and Conflict Research Group at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway, and a Senior Advisor for the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), South Africa.
Mateja Peter is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of St. Andrews, UK, where she co-directs the Centre for Global Constitutionalism. She is also Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • UN Peace Operations: Adapting to a New Global Order?

    Pages 1-22

    Peter, Mateja

  • Peacekeeping: Resilience of an Idea

    Pages 25-44

    Peter, Mateja

  • UN Peacekeeping in a Multipolar World Order: Norms, Role Expectations, and Leadership

    Pages 45-65

    Abdenur, Adriana Erthal

  • Politics in the Driving Seat: Good Offices, UN Peace Operations, and Modern Conflict

    Pages 67-89

    Day, Adam

  • People-Centred Approaches to Peace: At Cross Roads Between Geopolitics, Norms, and Practice

    Pages 91-109

    Mahmoud, Youssef

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
United Nations Peace Operations in a Changing Global Order
Editors
  • Cedric de Coning
  • Mateja Peter
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99106-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99106-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-99105-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 334
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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