Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges, and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Contributions

Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams, eds.

Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges, and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Contributions, Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams, eds., (Oxford University Press, 2013) was the inspiration for the Providing for Peacekeeping Project.  This edited volume aims to answer the questions: “Why do states contribute forces to UN missions?” and, conversely, “what factors inhibit them from doing more?”  After summarizing the challenges confronting the UN in its force generation efforts, the book develops a new framework for analyzing UN peacekeeping contributions in light of the evidence presented in sixteen case study chapters which examine the experiences of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Nepal, Uruguay, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa, and Japan. The book concludes by offering recommendations for how the UN might develop new strategies for force generation so as to meet the foreseeable challenges of twenty-first century peacekeeping and improve the quantity and quality of its uniformed peacekeepers.

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