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Humanitarian intervention and the United Nations

Author: Norrie MacQueen
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2011.
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This title explores the evolution of military action by the United Nations. It traces the UN's actions from the 'brushfire' peacekeeping of the cold war years to its engagement with the present globalised, yet fractured, world order.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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MacQueen, Norrie, 1950-
Humanitarian intervention and the United Nations.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010671320
(OCoLC)712018083
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norrie MacQueen
ISBN: 9780748636983 0748636986
OCLC Number: 741363804
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 240 pages) : illustrations, maps
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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This title explores the evolution of military action by the United Nations. It traces the UN's actions from the 'brushfire' peacekeeping of the cold war years to its engagement with the present globalised, yet fractured, world order.

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