Leveraging For Success In United Nations Peace Operations

Hardcover | September 30, 2003

byBenjamin C. Feinberg

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Peacekeeping has become one of the most important tasks of the United Nations, with more than 55 missions created since 1948. Peacekeeping is one of the only multilateral tools that the member states have to address conflicts in all parts of the world. Over 44,000 troops from 90 countries are deployed today. Drawing on first-hand accounts of participants in past peacekeeping successes and failures, this study focuses on how better to ensure success through the use of leverage as a central tool. While the threat of military force can be used to compel compliance, other sources of leverage, such as the threat of sanctions or the withdrawal of loans, can also be effective. Economic incentives also provide vital leverage. Moral suasion and leadership skills are critical as well. The choice of key personnel, particularly in the role of the Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, as in the utilization of Jacques Kline in Eastern Slavonia, has also proved be key. These case studies carefully examine how a confluence of tools have been brought to bear in circumstances ranging from East Timor and Namibia.

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Peacekeeping has become one of the most important tasks of the United Nations, with more than 55 missions created since 1948. Peacekeeping is one of the only multilateral tools that the member states have to address conflicts in all parts of the world. Over 44,000 troops from 90 countries are deployed today. Drawing on first-hand accou...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.48 × 6.5 × 1.02 inPublished:September 30, 2003Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275978834

ISBN - 13:9780275978839

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"Without downplaying the terrible failures of the recent past, Leveraging Succes in Peace Operations shows that actions by the United Nations and member states in peace operations have given hope to millions of people around the world. The book underscores the important role of the UN in providing legitimacy and technical capacity in peace operations, and suggests a framework for coordination among member states and other actors to most effectively exercise leverage."-Eric Schwartz Senior Fellow Council on Foreign Relations and former Senor Director and Special Assistant to the President for Multilateral and Humanitarian Affairs, National Security Council