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The Resource Britain and UN Peacekeeping 1948–67, by Neil Briscoe, (electronic resource)

Britain and UN Peacekeeping 1948–67, by Neil Briscoe, (electronic resource)

Label
Britain and UN Peacekeeping 1948–67
Title
Britain and UN Peacekeeping 1948–67
Statement of responsibility
by Neil Briscoe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Britain was arguably the single greatest catalyst and beneficiary of UN peacekeeping operations during the post-war period. This book analyses the reasons for this, including the post-colonial conflicts which Britain handed the UN and its determination to ensure that peacekeeping evolved in a manner compatible with UK national interests. Despite initial ambivalence about letting the UN run military operations, Britain repeatedly used the organization, to shed colonial responsibilities, save face, share policing burdens, and stabilise conflicts in sensitive regions. This comprehensive survey first examines UK experience with antecedents of UN operations, notably 19th century colonial policing and missions set up under the League of Nations. It then analyses British efforts to influence, contain and exploit individual UN operations, including the Emergency Force established following the Suez Crisis (1956-67), the force in the Congo (1960-64), and the enduring operation in Cyprus (1967-). Also covered are several instances when British Governments preferred to intervene unilaterally, including in Jordan and Kuwait. One of the main contributions of the book is the detailed analysis of internal UK Government and UN files, which the author uses to reconstruct the policy making process. The book also sheds light on the peacekeeping policies of certain other key states, particularly the US and USSR. Finally, the account addresses some issues of contemporary relevance, including the tension between neutrality and impartiality, peacekeeping in a semi-permissive environment, and the use of force.--
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Briscoe, Neil
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World history
  • World politics
  • Great Britain-History
  • Imperialism
  • History, Modern
Label
Britain and UN Peacekeeping 1948–67, by Neil Briscoe, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230005730
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-0-230-00573-0
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (X, 294 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780230005730
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952732198
Label
Britain and UN Peacekeeping 1948–67, by Neil Briscoe, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230005730
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-0-230-00573-0
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (X, 294 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780230005730
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)952732198

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