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Rethinking the UN through intra-state peacekeeping: the analytical framework

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/9780719067488.003.0002
Rethinking the UN through intra-state peacekeeping: the analytical framework

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This chapter discusses the analytical framework used in this study of the United Nations' role in intra-state peacekeeping. The study uses historical structural method to analyse the normative discourses of relevant actors in peacekeeping environments. It establishes whether questions pertaining to objectives, functions and authority are addressed by the relevant actors in any direct or obvious sense and then analyses significant clusters of normative views in relation to peacekeeping environments, focusing on the extent to which differences of opinion and perception between crucial actors have a bearing on the UN's response to intra-state conflicts in the different periods.

Keywords: United Nations; intra-state peacekeeping; normative discourses; intra-state conflicts; historical structural method; peacekeeping environments

Chapter.  13519 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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