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Making Peace: The Contribution of International Institutions (Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy) (Hardcover)


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By Roger Leverdier (Translator), G. Devin (Editor)


Do international institutions actually contribute to building a lasting peace? Counter-examples and criticisms abound: failures and submissiveness to the interests of the most powerful states. As diplomats, practitioners with these institutions, and experts in their fields, the contributors to this volume underline the strengths and weaknesses that these international actors have created and will not abandon. Their research and investigations reveal that despite the fact that it is possible to wage a war against the will of international institutions, it has become almost impossible to make peace without them. The issues examined--collective security, disarmament, mediation, peace building, human security, reduction of poverty and inequalities, international criminal justice, and multilateralism--make this edited volume a key reference work on international organizations.

About the Author

GUILLAUME DEVIN Professor of Political Science at Sciences PO, Paris, France.

Praise For…

"This volume shows that there is a distinctly Francophone approach to peacemaking which is in refreshing contrast to the overwhelmingly ‘Anglo-Saxon’ predominance of the literature in the field. It is to be hoped that this volume will have a prominent place on all reading lists about international organizations." - Andrew Williams, Professor of International Relations, University of St Andrews, UK "Realists, in their attempted domination of the interpretation of international politics, tend to downplay the role of international institutions (or the existence of international peace, for that matter). This book reminds us that there is another side to international politics than war and hard power. Written by a European group of academic analysts and diplomatic practitioners, it draws our attention to the capital role of international organization and negotiation, not in idealistic elegy but in careful evaluation of the accomplishments and challenges. The book is not just a European but a universalistic perspective that merits our attention." - I. William Zartman, Jacob Blaustein Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Organization and Conflict Resolution, The Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), The Johns Hopkins University"A conceptually sophisticated and empirically rich study of the role of international institutions in keeping and promoting the peace. The authors analyze key topic areas, including weapons of mass destruction, their proliferation and mediation and apply them to diverse regions." - Richard Ned Lebow, James O. Freedman Presidential Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

Product Details
ISBN: 9780230116528
ISBN-10: 0230116523
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 16th, 2011
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy