UN peace operations: Adapting to a new global order?

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The introduction identifies four transformations in the global order, whose implications on the UN peace operations are studied in the remainder of the volume. These four transformations are: (1) the rebalancing of relations between states of the global North and the global South; (2) the rise of regional organisations as providers of peace; (3) the rise of violent extremism and fundamentalist non-state actors; and (4) increasing demands from non-state actors for greater emphasis on human security. With the entry of new actors from the global South as important players in the peace arena, we are entering a more pragmatic era of UN peace operations. At the same time, the UN is facing a classic struggle between the promotion of liberal international norms and realist security concerns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnited Nations peace operations in a changing global order
EditorsCedric de Coning, Mateja Peter
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)9783319991061
ISBN (Print)9783319991054
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • United Nations
  • Peacekeeping
  • global order


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