13 March 2013
New publication on contribution of forces to UN peacekeeping operations
Alex J. Bellamy and Paul D. Williams have recently published the book Providing Peacekeepers: The Politics, Challenges, and Future of United Nations Peacekeeping Contributions (Oxford University Press 2013).
The book addresses the question why states contribute forces to United Nations (UN) missions and what factors restrain them from doing more. The book summarizes challenges confronting the UN in its force generation efforts and develops a new framework for analyzing UN peacekeeping contributions in light of the sixteen case study chapters which examine the experiences of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, the People’s Republic of China, the Russian Federation, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Nepal, Uruguay, Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and Japan.