The UN Secretariat's Influence on the Evolution of Peacekeeping: The Internationalization of…

Hardcover | June 10, 2013

bySilke Weinlich

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Do international bureaucracies have a meaningful influence on world politics? Using the UN Secretariat and the evolution of UN peacekeeping as an example, this book shows that even international bureaucracies with limited autonomy can shape international politics. Peace operations are the UN's flagship activity. Over the past decades, UN Blue Helmets have been sent all over the globe and have been performing an expanding set of intrusive tasks, while being supported by increasingly professional institutional structures. Silke Weinlich covers these operational, conceptual and institutional dimensions and focuses on three specific decisions that have been crucial to the evolution of UN peacekeeping: the establishment of the UN transitional administration in East Timor, the development of a peacekeeping doctrine, and the establishment of the Standing Police Capacity. With its integrative framework of analysis, this book makes a valuable contribution to the debate on the agency of international organisations.

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Do international bureaucracies have a meaningful influence on world politics? Using the UN Secretariat and the evolution of UN peacekeeping as an example, this book shows that even international bureaucracies with limited autonomy can shape international politics. Peace operations are the UN's flagship activity. Over the past decades, ...

Silke Weinlich is head of the research unit "(Im)possibility of Cooperation" at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Her research interests include the United Nations and its peacekeeping, peacebuilding, and development, as well as UN reform.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.83 × 5.6 × 0.94 inPublished:June 10, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230572499

ISBN - 13:9780230572492

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Table of Contents

1.Introduction
2.The Evolution of Peacekeeping: Towards the Emergence of a 21st Century Peacekeeping Model
3.The Influence of International Bureaucracies: A Framework for Analysis
4.The UN Secretariat's Capacities for Autonomous Action
5.The Operational Dimension: The Peace Operation in East Timor
6.The Conceptual Dimension: The Decision to Reform UN Peacekeeping and Instigate Doctrine Development
7. The Institutional Dimension: The Creation of the Standing Police Capacity
8. The Shaping Powers of the UN Secretariat: Conclusions and Future Prospects for Studying the Role of International Bureaucracies