© 1990

Peacekeeping in International Politics


Part of the Studies in International Security book series (SIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction: The Nature of Peacekeeping

  3. Back-yard Problems

  4. Clubhouse Troubles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-73
    2. Alan James
      Pages 80-83
    3. Alan James
      Pages 87-92

About this book


The book focuses on peacekeeping as a device for maintaining international stability, and for remedying situations in which states are in conflict with each other. Alan James examines around fifty cases, explaining the background to each one, and analysing its political significance. There is also a detailed examination of the concept of peacemaking, and a look into its increasing importance in international affairs, emphasised by the fact that the United Nations won the Nobel Peace Prize for its peacekeeping activities.


IGH Peacekeeping United Nations

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of KeeleUK

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