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Humanitarian intervention and the United Nations

Author: Norrie MacQueen
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the UN's track record of military action, from cold war 'brushfire' peacekeeping to the fractured globalisation of the contemporary world. The author assesses armed humanitarian intervention on a region-by-region basis, from the Balkans to Africa, the Middle East to Southeast Asia. Using empirical evidence, he compiles a 'balance sheet' of the UN's successes and failures and asks hard questions about  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norrie MacQueen
ISBN: 9780748636976 0748636978 9780748636969 074863696X
OCLC Number: 712018083
Description: xv, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Evolution: intervention and humanitarianism from collective security to peacekeeping --
After the cold war: a new world order? --
Sovereignty and community: a 'responsibility to protect'? --
Africa: post-colonial intervention amidst fragile statehood --
Humanitarian intervention and coercive action: the Balkans --
A model intervention? The birth of Timor Leste --
Is it worth it? Success and failure in UN intervention.
Responsibility: Norrie MacQueen.
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Explores the UN's track record of military action, from cold war 'brushfire' peacekeeping to the fractured globalisation of the contemporary world. The author assesses armed humanitarian intervention on a region-by-region basis, from the Balkans to Africa, the Middle East to Southeast Asia. Using empirical evidence, he compiles a 'balance sheet' of the UN's successes and failures and asks hard questions about humanitarian intervention's short and long-term value. Case study chapters on sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans and East Timor Confronts hard questions about the short and long-term value of these interventions.

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