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The UN and intra-state conflicts: problematising the normative connection

Eşref Aksu

in The United Nations, Intra-state Peacekeeping and Normative Change

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780719067488
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700525 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719067488.003.0001
The UN and intra-state conflicts: problematising the normative connection

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This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the connection between the United Nations' (UN) evolving approach to intra-state conflicts and the value system of the international community. This study takes issue with the relatively reductionist explanations of what the UN is and how it relates to peace and security. It explores the interest-norm complexes within which the cases in the Congo, Cyprus, Angola, and Cambodia were handled by the UN. This volume shows how relevant actors' normative preferences were resolved in specific peacekeeping environments where the UN was especially active in addressing intra-state conflicts.

Keywords: United Nations; intra-state conflicts; value system; international community; peacekeeping; interest-norm complexes; peace; security

Chapter.  6016 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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