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Published: 28 April 2016

266 Pages


ISBN: 9780198747246

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Taking Sides in Peacekeeping

Impartiality and the Future of the United Nations

Emily Paddon Rhoads

  • Provides the first comprehensive conceptual and empirical study of impartiality in UN peacekeeping
  • Develops a framework for analysing impartiality as a 'composite' and 'contested' norm
  • Draws on a large body of primary evidence including extensive fieldwork and over 300 interviews with individuals involved in every aspect of peacekeeping: senior UN leaders, diplomats, civil and military field officers, armed group members, civil society actors, and civilians
  • Provides an in-depth case study of UN engagement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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