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How Peace Operations Work: Power, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness

Jeni Whalan


This book proposes a new approach to studying the effectiveness of peace operations. In seeking to uncover how peace operations work, the approach offers five distinctive analytical contributions. First, it studies peace operations through a local lens, examining their interactions with actors in host societies rather than their genesis in the politics and institutions of the international realm. In doing so, it highlights the centrality of local compliance and cooperation to a peace operation’s effectiveness. Second, the book structures a framework for explaining how peace operations can shap ... More

Keywords: peacekeeping, peace operations, legitimacy, power, effectiveness, Cambodia, Solomon Islands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672189
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672189.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeni Whalan, author
School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales; and Global Economic Governance Programme, University of Oxford