What is the difference between peacekeeping, peacemaking, and peacebuilding? How can air support be used in peace operations? How does "British peacekeeping" differ from American and other forms of peacekeeping? For answers, look in this handy reference work, which ranges from the first UN observer missions in the Balkans in 1947 to present-day Bosnia, covering not only the "blue helmets," but also peacekeeping under other auspices.
Encyclopedia of International Peacekeeping Operations analyzes the broad national, regional, cultural, and international contexts of peacekeeping. Special focus is placed on such contemporary issues as human rights, peacebuilding from below, conflict resolution theory, civilian peacekeeping, gender considerations, and women in peacekeeping. The coverage is enhanced by a chronology, charts, maps, a list of acronyms, an annotated bibliography, and references to key websites.
• Lists the U.N. offices responsible for peacekeeping operations, training centers, and programs
• Detailed biographical sketches of important military, civilian, and political figures
• Includes charts and maps of significant locations across the globe
• Provides a chronology, annotated bibliography, and references to key websites
• Explores the major controversies as well as the military doctrines concerning the issue of peacekeeping
• Provides full historical summaries of all major missions