A Business of Some Heat

The United Nations Force in Cyprus Before and During the 1974 Turkish Invasion
Author: Francis Henn
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 184415081X
Category: History
Page: 550
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Cyprus, long troubled by inter-communal strife, exploded onto the world stage with the Athens-inspired coup and the subsequent Turkish invasion. This led to partition on the island, a situation complicated by the Yom Kippur War. This book examines the role of the UN as it attempts to maintain peace in Cyprus.

Peace Operations Between War and Peace


Author: Erwin A. Schmidl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113530002X
Category: History
Page: 184
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Peace operations entail a special form of co-operation between nation-states and international organization, but tend to be most difficult for the soldiers, police and civilian officials on the ground. This volume highlights the latter role with case studies of Srebrenica and Somalia.

The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper

Civil-Military Relations and the United Nations
Author: Arturo C. Sotomayor
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421412136
Category: History
Page: 255
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The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper reevaluates how United Nations peacekeeping missions reform (or fail to reform) their participating members. It investigates how such missions affect military organizations and civil-military relations as countries transition to a more democratic system. Two-thirds of the UN’s peacekeepers come from developing nations, many of which are transitioning to democracy as well. The assumption is that these "blue helmet" peacekeepers learn not only to appreciate democratic principles through their mission work but also to develop an international outlook and new ideas about conflict prevention. Arturo C. Sotomayor debunks this myth, arguing that democratic practices don’t just "rub off" on UN peacekeepers. So what, if any, benefit accrues to these troops from emerging democracies? In this richly detailed study of a decade’s worth of research (2001–2010) on Argentine, Brazilian, and Uruguayan peacekeeping participation, Sotomayor draws upon international socialization theory and civil-military relations to understand how peacekeeping efforts impact participating armed forces. He asks three questions: Does peacekeeping reform military organizations? Can peacekeeping socialize soldiers to become more liberalized and civilianized? Does peacekeeping improve defense and foreign policy integration? His evaluation of the three countries’ involvement in the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti reinforces his final analysis—that successful democratic transitions must include a military organization open to change and a civilian leadership that exercises its oversight responsibilities. The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper contributes to international relations theory and to substantive issues in civil-military relations and comparative politics. It provides a novel argument about how peacekeeping works and further insight into how international factors affect domestic politics as well as how international institutions affect democratizing efforts.

Social Sciences and the Military

An Interdisciplinary Overview
Author: Giuseppe Caforio
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134223625
Category: History
Page: 320
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This innovative book presents the reader with a clear international view of interdisciplinary and intradisciplinary approaches to military and conflict-resolution studies. In this first title on its subject, leading expert Giuseppe Caforio offers a thorough analysis of the new aspects and trends of the social sciences in studying the military. Since the end of the Cold War, military operations other than war, crisis-response operations, the fight against terrorism, and hi-tech warfare have posed for the militaries of all countries a new set of human and social challenges and problems of an intensity that had never been seen in peacetime. Sociology, social psychology, anthropology and the science of conflict are grappling with these issues, common to all armed forces, with a new fervour. This new book offers an update on the state-of-the-art on this theme and defines the latest study and research trends in the field. Social Sciences and the Military contains essays by some of the most highly regarded scholars on the subject and will be essential reading for all students of civil-military relations, conflict resolution and military studies in general.

United Nations Peacekeeping

An ACUNS Teaching Text
Author: Thomas George Weiss,Jarat Chopra
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Arbitration (International law)
Page: 69
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National contingents in United Nations peace-keeping forces


Author: Robert C. R. Siekmann,T.M.C. Asser Instituut
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 229
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Are member states obliged to provide troops for United Nations peace-keeping operations? What criteria apply for the composition of UN forces? Does the host state have any say in this respect? And may national contingents be withdrawn at any time? Who pays the cost of participation? How are criminal trials of military personnel organized and what is their status? What influence do troop-contributing states have in the operational phase with regard to their own contingent and their members? This book sets out to answer these and many other relevant questions, examining operational practice in detail and assessing the results according to international law criteria. With the growing role of UN peace-keeping forces, Siekmann has produced an essential handbook for diplomats, legal advisers and the military.

Warriors for peace

a sociological study on the Austrian experience of UN peacekeeping
Author: Franz Kernic,Harald Haas
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 131
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This study deals with sociological and sociopsychological aspects of UN Peacekeeping missions focusing on the Austrian experience. The study is broad and descriptive covering a spectrum that ranges from the soldier's motivation to join UN-troops to the social and psychological problems encountered during service. The main purpose is to give a broad overview of work-related experiences during the tour of duty. The emphasis is on the Austrian soldier's life and his experiences as a peacekeeper. The study focuses primarily on an Austrian battalion (AUSBATT/UNDOF) deployed to the Golan Heights. Their mission can be considered a traditional UN Peacekeeping operation. In addition, some data on the Austrian IFOR contingent to Bosnia is included.

Peacemaking, Peacekeeping and Coalition Warfare

The Future Role of the United Nations
Author: Fariborz Levaye Mokhtari
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Security, International
Page: 293
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Peacekeepers and Their Wives

American Participation in the Multinational Force and Observers
Author: David R. Segal,Mady Wechsler Segal
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 181
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Segal analyzes the adaptation of American soldiers assigned to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFP) in the Sinai Desert in support of the Camp David Accords.

Military Sociology

Global Perspectives
Author: Leena Parmar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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S + F

Vierteljahresschrift für Sicherheit und Frieden
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Peace
Page: N.A
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Sociology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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Friedensengel im Kampfanzug?

Zu Theorie und Praxis militärischer UN-Einsätze
Author: Georg-Maria Meyer
Publisher: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Angesichts vielfältiger Krisen, Katastrophen und kriegerischer Auseinandersetzungen richten sich die Hoffnungen auf Eindämmung und Lösung zunehmend auf die "Weltgemeinschaft". Häufiger als je zuvor reagiert die UNO mit der Entsendung von Soldaten - z.B. in Kambodscha, Somalia und Ex-Jugoslawien. Nicht zuletzt deshalb ist es notwendig, sich auf empirischer Grundlage mit der Praxis militärischer Peacekeeping-Missionen zu beschäftigen.Die in diesem Band versammelten Beiträge internationaler Autoren setzen sich kritisch mit Theorie und Wirklichkeit militärischer UN-Einsätze auseinander. Gezeigt wird, daß Militär weniger der tatsächlichen Problemlösung dient, sondern oft als "Politik-Ersatz" herhalten muß - häufig mit innenpolitischer Zielrichtung. Darüber hinaus wird auf die Lage der Soldaten eingegangen, die ihren Dienst im Auftrag der Vereinten Nationen versehen: Sie sind keine Friedensengel im Kampfanzug, sondern Soldaten, die mit kaum lösbaren Aufgaben betraut werden - und dabei auch Fehler machen.

Gandhi's Peace Army

The Shanti Sena and Unarmed Peacekeeping
Author: Thomas Weber
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815626848
Category: History
Page: 293
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With an increase in United Nations peacekeeping operations around the world and with the problems faced by the UN forces in Somalia and Bosnia, there is growing debate about their future and the possible alternatives to resolving international and intercommunal conflicts. Thomas Weber examines the viability of unarmed peacekeeping through a detailed investigation of Gandhi's peace army, which has inspired many of the attempted campaigns of unarmed peacekeeping. The Shanti Sena, which is based largely on Mahatma Gandhi's ideas, was established in 1958, ten years after his death. Sena members, found only in India, are involved in conflict resolution on a grass-roots level, using peace-building techniques that have inspired international groups such as the World Peace Brigade, the Cyprus Resettlement Project, and Peace Brigades International. Relying on interviews with key participants and analysts of the peace army and archival documents, the book contributes greatly to the study of unarmed peacekeeping. It marks the first time anyone has chronicled in such detail the activities and history of the Shanti Sena during its most active years of 1957 to 1975.

Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution

Sociological Perspectives
Author: Guiseppe Caforio,Gerhard Kummel,Bandara Purkayastha
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1848551231
Category: Political Science
Page: 556
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Covers the various aspects of war in the twenty-first century where asymmetric warfare has changed many rules of the game, imposing a profound transformation on the military, not only tactical, but also structural, preparatory, mental and ideological. This book also covers the delicate relations between the armed forces and societies.

The Transformation of the World of War and Peace Support Operations


Author: David Kellen,Eyal Ben-Ari
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313365016
Category: History
Page: 218
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This work examines the revolutions in military affairs and the transformation of Peace Support Operations (PSOs) over the past two decades.

Peace and Justice:


Author: ActionAid International Asia
Publisher: Pearson Education India
ISBN: 8131743330
Category:
Page: 224
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Peace and Justice, a part of the series, Imagine a New South Asia, presented by ActionAid International Asia reflects the desire for a peaceful, violence-free and inclusive South Asia. It comprises discussions on diverse topics such as conflicts and prospects of peace in the Kashmir valley, accountability of the state, problems related to governance, challenges faced by democracy, politics of secularism in Bangladesh, the alternative to war in Sri Lanka, and Pakistan’s perspective vis-à-vis peace and justice within the subcontinent.

The United Nations and the Peaceful Unification of Korea

The Politics of Field Operations, 1947–1950
Author: Leon Gordenker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9401510571
Category: Political Science
Page: 306
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Where there has been fighting or the threat of fighting since the end of the Second World War, the United Nations has ahnost al ways been involved. Frequently that involvement has taken the concrete form of a field commission or a team of observers, made up of nationals of several countries and reporting to the General Assembly or the Security Council. Even while I write this, military observers wearing special United Nations insignia are patrolling the border areas of Syria and Lebanon. Meanwhile, observation groups with a longer history are on duty in Kashmir and along the Israeli borders. A field commission of the United Nations still remains in Korea, and others had been at work in Greece, Eritrea, Somalia and on the Hungarian border. All of them lived, worked and reported in an atmosphere of controversy. Perhaps none could have claimed that their work ended in full success. Their existence, however, suggests that the United Nations has developed a special political instrument for use in troubled areas where solutions are elusive but where danger of a spreading con flict is never distant. This study deals with the work of field com missions of the United Nations in Korea before the violence of 1950. Their work, whatever its merit, came crashing down with the North Korean attack.