A Future for Peacekeeping? by Edward Moxon-Browne (eds.)

By Edward Moxon-Browne (eds.)

This learn demanding situations the straightforward assumption that peacekeeping as now we have recognized it some time past may be the 'pill for each in poor health' sooner or later. A 'new international order' potential new forms of clash breaking out virtually at any place in a global that's extra risky and not more predictable than sooner than. individuals to this quantity argue that we have to come back to fundamentals; that there are sobering classes to be learnt from Somalia, the Lebanon and Cambodia; that we have to ask a few basic questions. Can peacekeeping be 'reformed' or needs to or not it's absolutely 'reinvented'? Are infantrymen the simplest peacekeepers and, if now not, who should still exchange them?

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One of the attractions of prevention is that it deals with the causes rather than the symptoms of conflict. Here a medical analogy is often used. All medicine tries to prevent illness, but there is a difference between the 'clinical' and 'public health' approaches. Although complementary, the former emphasizes the treatment of people when they become sick whereas the later tries to prevent the onset of illness by dealing with the environmental causes of it. Conventional peacekeeping can be viewed as the clinical approach, preventive peacekeeping as part of the public health or environmental approach.

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