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Peace Operations


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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vi

1 Introduction 1

2 The Historical Evolution and Record of Peace Operations 28

3 The Organization of Peace Operations 81

4 The Success and Failure of Peace Operations 141

5 Ten Challenges for Future Peace Operations 189

Appendix: Peace Operations 1948-2012 220

Notes 227

References and Suggested Readings 230

Index 242

About the Author

Paul F. Diehl is Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois.

Alexandru Balas is Assistant Professor in the International Studies Program and Director of the Clark Center for International Education at the State University of New York College at Cortland.


"Comprehensive in scope, and up to date in its coverage, this bookprovides an excellent account of the development of internationalpeacebuilding and peacekeeping operations. It shows how theseoperations have emerged and changed over time and provides vitalcontext for understanding contemporary challenges and newdevelopments. It also offers new ways of evaluating internationalefforts to build stable peace in some of the world s mostdifficult and dangerous places. New students and old hands alikewill benefit from reading this important new volume." Alex Bellamy, Griffith University "With what is more than an updated historical primer on peaceoperations, Diehl and Balas have done a masterful job ofdifferentiating peacekeeping and peacebuilding, synthesizing themost recent quantitative findings on correlates of success andidentifying the future challenges for policymakers. All isaccomplished in a highly accessible book." Karen A. Mingst, University of Kentucky

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