Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges, and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping…

Hardcover | March 27, 2013

EditorAlex J. Bellamy, Paul D. Williams

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During the first decade of the twenty-first century, the rising demand for peacekeepers saw the United Nations (UN) operate at a historically unprecedented tempo, with increases in the number and size of missions as well as in the scope and complexity of their mandates. The need to deploy over120,000 UN peacekeepers and the demands placed upon them in the field have threatened to outstrip the willingness and to some extent capacity of the UN's Member States. This situation raised the questions of why states contribute forces to UN missions and, conversely, what factors inhibit them fromdoing more? Providing Peacekeepers answers these questions. After summarizing the challenges confronting the UN in its force generation efforts, the book develops a new framework for analyzing UN peacekeeping contributions in light of the evidence presented in sixteen case study chapters which examine the experiences of the United States, the United Kingdom,France, the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Nepal, Uruguay, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, and Japan. The book concludes by offering recommendations for how the UN might develop new strategies for force generation so as to meet theforeseeable challenges of twenty-first century peacekeeping and improve the quantity and quality of its uniformed peacekeepers.

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During the first decade of the twenty-first century, the rising demand for peacekeepers saw the United Nations (UN) operate at a historically unprecedented tempo, with increases in the number and size of missions as well as in the scope and complexity of their mandates. The need to deploy over120,000 UN peacekeepers and the demands pla...

Alex J. Bellamy serves as a Non-resident Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute in New York, Honorary Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland, Director (International) of the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, and Director of the Human Protection Hub. He is a Fellow of the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pagesPublished:March 27, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams: Introduction: The Politics and Challenges of Providing PeacekeepersPart I: Context1. Donald C.F. Daniel: Contemporary Patterns in Peace Operations, 2000-20102. Katharina Coleman: Token Troop Contributions to United Nations Peacekeeping OperationsPart II: The Permanent Five3. Adam C. Smith: United States of America4. Paul D. Williams: The United Kingdom5. Thierry Tardy: France6. Bates Gill and Chin-Hao Huang: The People's Republic of China7. Alexander Nikitin: The Russian FederationPart III: Top Contributors (2000-10)8. Rashed Uz Zaman and Niloy R. Biswas: Bangladesh9. Lt Gen. Dipankar Banerjee: India10. Inam-ur-Rahman Malik: Pakistan11. Adekeye Adebajo: Nigeria12. Kwesi Aning and Festus Aubyn: Ghana13. Arturo C. Sotomayor: Nepal14. Arturo C. Sotomayor: UruguayPart IV: Rising Contributors?15. Kai Michael Kenkel: Brazil16. Nil S. Satana: Turkey17. Cedric de Coning and Walter Lotze: South Africa18. Katsumi Ishizuka: JapanPart V: Conclusions19. Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams: Explaining the National Politics of Peacekeeping20. Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams: UN Force Generation: Key Lessons and Future StrategiesIndex