Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

United Nations peace operations and International Relations theory: An introduction

Published: 4 Sep 2020

International Relations (IR) theories may seem abstract and arcane. With this book, we want to dispel this stereotype. The contributors to this volume demonstrate how IR theories can be applied to a very practical problem: UN peace operations, 1 one of the main instruments of international conflict management. Besides peace operations, the chapters shed light on many other aspects of international affairs, such as multilateral co-operation, the role of international bureaucracies, and evolution and contestation of norms. At the same time, the reader whose interest in the volume has been sparked by its thematic focus will find state-of-the-art research on the main issues affecting UN peace operations, ranging from the impact of rising powers to a widening space for individual initiative.

  • Published year: 2020
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  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Page count: 30
  • Language: English
  • Title of book/report: United Nations peace operations and International Relations theory