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Academic Year 2005/2006
GOVT 320 FA
This seminar will explore historical and recent developments in UN peacekeeping. We will begin by examining the origins of UN peacekeeping and the issues surrounding multilateral intervention in civil and inter-state
We will then survey contrasting cases of success and failure in UN multidimensional peacekeeping in civil wars, in an effort to determine which factors were the most important determinants of the outcomes of the
Finally, we will discuss several current debates including: the issue of gender in peacekeeping operations; whether deadly force should be used; and recent attempts to reform and improve the UN's capacity to keep the
William Durch. UN PEACEKEEPING, AMERICAN POLICY, AND THE UNCIVIL WARS OF THE 1990s. New York: St. Martin's, 1996.
Michael O'Hanlon. SAVING LIVES WITH FORCE: MILITARY CRITERIA FOR HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION.
INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING: SPECIAL ISSUE: WOMEN AND INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING. Edited by Louise Olsson and Torunn Tryggestad. Vol. 8, No. 2, 2001.
Online reserve readings.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Class participation and attendance 20%
Leading discussion 15%
Research paper 30%
Three short written analyses of reserve readings 15%
Final exam 20%
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
This course is an upper-level seminar. There are no prerequisites, although it will help to have taken Introduction to International Politics or Democracy and Dictatorship.
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