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The United Nations, Intra-state Peacekeeping and Normative Change

Esref Aksu


This study explores the normative dimension of the evolving role of the United Nations in peace and security and, ultimately, in governance. What is dealt with here is both the UN's changing raison d'être and the wider normative context within which the organisation is located. The study looks at the UN through the window of one of its most contentious, yet least understood, practices: active involvement in intra-state conflicts as epitomised by UN peacekeeping. Drawing on the conceptual tools provided by the ‘historical structural’ approach, it seeks to understand how and why the internationa ... More

Keywords: United Nations, peace, security, governance, intra-state conflicts, UN peacekeeping, international community, normative basis, institutionalised values, UN Charter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780719067488
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719067488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Esref Aksu, author