The Transformation of UN Conflict Management: Producing by Touko Piiparinen

By Touko Piiparinen

The global has vowed "Never back" in reminiscence of the 800,000 Rwandans and different teams slaughtered by means of génocidaires. but, ever because the Holocaust, the foreign neighborhood has again and again betrayed its pledge, such a lot significantly in 1994 with reference to the Rwandan Tutsi, and back ten years later in Darfur.

This e-book examines how the UN did not hinder or halt the Rwandan genocide: the best mass killing in heritage. It bargains a brand new clarification, focussing at the constitution of the UN and 4 mechanisms that have been pertinent to UN clash administration at the moment: early caution; bureaucratic rationalisation; organisational studying; and Western normalisation. the writer sees the Rwandan case as a ‘child of its time’, or a focus within which the dysfunctions of the ill clash administration mechanisms of the Nineties mixed with devastating outcomes. The ebook proceeds to envision the transformation of those mechanisms from Rwanda to Darfur - a improvement that is considered as indicative of a much broader tendency – or course – in UN clash administration over the last ten years and within the foreseeable future.

This ebook may be of significant curiosity to scholars and students of political technological know-how, diplomacy, ethnic politics, overseas businesses and clash studies.

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He is on leave of absence from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, where he has been previously posted in the Unit for UN Affairs and as the Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Finland in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has also worked in the ISAF operation in Afghanistan, and in the KFOR operation in Kosovo. Routledge research on international organisations 1 The Transformation of UN Conflict Management Producing images of genocide from Rwanda to Darfur and beyond Touko Piiparinen The Transformation of UN Conflict Management Producing images of genocide from Rwanda to Darfur and beyond Touko Piiparinen LONDON AND NEW YORK First published 2010 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge 270 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business This edition published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2010.

Moreover, one of the greatest pleasures afforded by my research has been the enthusiasm expressed on the part of many interviewed and consulted individuals, who have subsequently become actively engaged in my project, supplying me with suggestions and other support. In this regard, I would particularly like to thank Karel Kovanda, who has never tired of responding to my countless inquiries. Stec, Klaus Törnudd, Ben Klappe and many other individuals must also be credited for their detailed comments on various parts of my thesis.

It offers a new explanation, focusing on the structure of the UN and four mechanisms which were pertinent to UN conflict management at that time: early warning; bureaucratic rationalisation; organisational learning; and Western normalisation. The author sees the Rwandan case as a ‘child of its time’, or a focal point in which the dysfunctions of the ailing conflict management mechanisms of the 1990s combined with devastating consequences. The book proceeds to examine the transformation of these mechanisms from Rwanda to Darfur – a development which is regarded as indicative of a wider tendency, or direction – in UN conflict management over the past ten years and in the foreseeable future.

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