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Enforcing the peace : learning from the imperial past

Author: Kimberly Zisk Marten
Publisher: Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2004.
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Anarchy makes it easy for terrorists to set up shop. Yet the international community has been reluctant to commit the necessary resources to peacekeeping -- with devastating results locally and around the globe. This daring new work argues that modern peacekeeping operations and military occupations bear a surprising resemblance to the imperialism practiced by liberal states a century ago. Motivated by a similar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Zisk Marten
ISBN: 9780231129138 0231129130
OCLC Number: 221177731
Awards: Winner of IndieFab awards (Politics) 2004
Description: 1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
Contents: 1. Peace, or Change? 2. Peacekeeping and Control 3. State Interests, Humanitarianism, and Control 4. Political Will and Security 5. Military Tasks and Multilateralism 6. Security as a Step to Peace
Responsibility: Kimberly Zisk Marten.

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Argues that the West's attempts to remake foreign societies in its own image - even with the best of intentions - invariably fail. This title focuses on various operations in Haiti, Bosnia, Kosovo,  Read more...

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Brief and compelling book. -- David Isenberg Asia Times Marten draws a sharp distinction between when the international community should assert a heavy hand and when it should tread lightly. -- Read more...

 
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