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The Resource UN Peacekeeping in Africa : A Critical Examination and Recommendations for Improvement, by Kwame Akonor, (electronic resource)

UN Peacekeeping in Africa : A Critical Examination and Recommendations for Improvement, by Kwame Akonor, (electronic resource)

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UN Peacekeeping in Africa : A Critical Examination and Recommendations for Improvement
Title
UN Peacekeeping in Africa
Title remainder
A Critical Examination and Recommendations for Improvement
Statement of responsibility
by Kwame Akonor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This timely volume explores the "dark side" of United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping in Africa: when rather than help establish a rule of law in the host country, they become perpetrators of crime. The work of the UN peacekeepers is generally comprised of police and military personnel, from countries who contribute voluntarily to assist war-torn countries create conditions for lasting peace. Overall, these peacekeeping efforts are perceived positively, with volunteers giving their time and risking their lives to bring normalcy and peace to civilians in countries with conflict. In fact, there are cases where UN Peacekeepers are sometimes the victims of violent crimes, and need security and protection themselves. Although instances of abuse are not widespread and are certainly not isolated to Africa, this work focuses on Africa because there is a high concentration of UN Peacekeepers there, and lessons learned can be applied to other regions. The instances of abuse cover serious crimes including sexual abuse and exploitation, child and arms trafficking, and corruption, all of some of the most vulnerable populations in the world at the time. Although these instances are not extensive, they remain a fundamental problem because there is no existing mechanism for prosecution in the international area: it is only the troops' home country, not the UN, who has the right to exercise criminal jurisdiction. The also undermine the good work that UN Peacekeepers are doing all over the world. This work is concerned with highlighting why these instances occur, and why specific forms of abuse are more prevalent than others. It also discusses how to prevent abuse and violations from happening in the first place, and creating a culture of change and accountability. Finally, taking into account cultural and legal systems from troops' home countries, the author considers the ways that local rules can be aligned with international standards. In will be of interest to researchers in Criminology and Criminal Justice, International Relations, Sociology and Demography, Public Health, Comparative Law, and other related disciplines.--
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Akonor, Kwame
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non fiction
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dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks.
  • SpringerBriefs in Criminology,
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  • International relations
  • International humanitarian law
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice, general
  • International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict
  • International Relations
Label
UN Peacekeeping in Africa : A Critical Examination and Recommendations for Improvement, by Kwame Akonor, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39162-5
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Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Justification for Research -- Chapter 2: UN Peace Operations in Africa: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow -- Chapter 3: The Dark Side of UN Peacekeeping: Abuses and Violations in Africa -- Chapter 4: Responses to Peacekeeping Misconduct -- Chapter 5: Analysis and Implications to Broader Issues.
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978-3-319-39162-5
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1 online resource (XI, 96 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • 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
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9783319391625
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computer
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Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-39162-5
Other physical details
4 illustrations, 2 illustrations in color.
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964359287
Label
UN Peacekeeping in Africa : A Critical Examination and Recommendations for Improvement, by Kwame Akonor, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39162-5
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction and Justification for Research -- Chapter 2: UN Peace Operations in Africa: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow -- Chapter 3: The Dark Side of UN Peacekeeping: Abuses and Violations in Africa -- Chapter 4: Responses to Peacekeeping Misconduct -- Chapter 5: Analysis and Implications to Broader Issues.
Control code
978-3-319-39162-5
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 96 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
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
9783319391625
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-39162-5
Other physical details
4 illustrations, 2 illustrations in color.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964359287

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