Peacetimes or wartimes : peacekeeping from a global-human security perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Shaw, Timothy M.
dc.creator Coombes, Peter A. 2011-05-09T12:32:08Z 2011-05-09T12:32:08Z 1996
dc.identifier.other JX1952 C66 1996
dc.description vii, 122 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 113-122).
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a two part study of security and peacekeeping. The end of the Cold War, dissolution of the Soviet Union and globalization have set the stage for a radical transformation of the nature and perception of the term security. Recent events, including the Gulf War, the exposed racism and violence of peacekeepers in Somalia, the attack on Mohammed Aideed in Somalia, and NATO bombings in the former Yugoslavia have fostered a new and tarnished perception of peacekeeping. This at a time when more UN peacekeeping missions have been established in the past five years than in its first 35 years. Firstly, it is my contention and premise that a paradigm shift is occurring in terms of global security issues. An objective and subjective transformation of a state-centric security system (which I call the traditional security paradigm) to a global and people centered security system (which I call the global-human security paradigm) is underway. And secondly, to best understand and utilize generic 'peacekeeping'(which includes peacekeeping, preventive diplomacy, enforcement, peacemaking and peacebuilding) it must be evaluated from the perspective of the global-human security paradigm and in particular from an international critical theory which is based on Gramscian critical theory. International critical theory clearly outlines whose security and what security is to be protected. Thus criteria for evaluating peacekeeping are established. The thesis concludes with a sweeping overview of the global policy implications needed for a people-centred security as derived from the study.
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dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc JX1952
dc.subject.lcsh Security, International
dc.subject.lcsh Reconciliation
dc.subject.lcsh Peaceful change (International relations)
dc.title Peacetimes or wartimes : peacekeeping from a global-human security perspective
dc.type Text Master of Arts in International Development Studies Masters International Development Studies Program Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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