This open access volume explores how UN peace operations are adapting to four trends in the changing global order: (1) the rebalancing of relations between states of the global North and the global South; (2) the rise of regional organisations as providers of peace; (3) the rise of violent extremism and fundamentalist non-state actors; and (4) increasing demands from non-state actors for greater emphasis on human security. It identifies emerging conflict and peace trends (robustness of responses, rise of non-state threats, cross-state conflicts) and puts them in the context of tectonic shifts in the global order (rise of emerging powers, North–South rebalancing, emergence of regional organisations as providers of peace). The volume stimulates a discussion between practitioners and academics, offering an analysis of how the international community collectively makes sense of the changing global order and its implications for UN peace operations.
Cedric de Coning is Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway and Senior Advisor for the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), South Africa.
Mateja Peter is Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews, UK and Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Norway.
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Table of Contents
UN Peace Operations: Adapting to a New Global Order?
Political and Strategic Context: Past, Present, Future
Peacekeeping: Resilience of an Idea
UN Peacekeeping in a Multipolar World Order: Norms, Role Expectations, and Leadership
Politics in the Driving Seat: Good Offices, UN Peace Operations, and Modern Conflict
People-Centred Approaches to Peace: At Cross Roads Between Geopolitics, Norms, and Practice
Mandates and Strategy
What Are the Limits to the Use of Force in UN Peacekeeping?
Protection of Civilians in the United Nations: A Peacekeeping Illusion?
UN Peace Operations, Terrorism, and Violent Extremism
Peace Operations and Organised Crime: Still Foggy?
UN Policing: The Security - Trust Challenge
New and Old Partnerships
Africa and UN Peace Operations: Implications for the Future Role of Regional Organisations
The European Union and UN Peace Operations: What Global - Regional Peace and Security Partnership?
China Rising and Its Changing Policy on UN Peacekeeping
Religion, Governance, and the 'Peace - Humanitarian - Development Nexus' in South Sudan
UN Peace Operations and Changes in the Global Order: Evolution, Adaptation, and Resilience