ISBN 9789383793228,United Nations Peacekeeping: Dimensions of Post Cold War Era and Emerging Challenges

United Nations Peacekeeping: Dimensions of Post Cold War Era and Emerging Challenges


Amit Mishra



YS Books International

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9789383793228

ISBN-10 9383793228

Hard Back

Number of Pages 276 Pages
Language (English)

Constitution, government & the State

This book presents a critical review of the performance of UN Peacekeeping with its changing scope from traditional peacekeeping to peacemaking and peace building. In this context while taking the of case studies of UN peace building operations in Rwanda, Mozambique, East Timor and Sierra Leone, he has critically examined the achievements and challenges before the UN peacekeepers in performing their responsibilities in civil war like conditions. This work looks into the critical failures as well as the significant success of the UN peacekeeping forces in very difficult and trying circumstances. The author also gives some modest suggestions for the UN peacekeepers to learn from its past loopholes and challenges and goes ahead with the work of wider peacekeeping in a vibrant manner in any conflict ridden region of the world. India as one of the largest contributor of peacekeepers has played a very pioneering role in such a noble venture. 
Dr. Amit Mishra is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath, Varanasi, India since 2009. He is an alumnus of Delhi University where he did his Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Political Science with a doctoral research on UN peacekeeping. He has also taught in R.L.A. College, Delhi University from 2006-2009 and also worked as an academic counselor for MA and BA classes on Political Science and Public Administration in IGNOU.