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Governing Disorder Un Peace Operations, International Security, and Democratization in the Post-Cold War Era

ISBN-10: 0271037628
ISBN-13: 9780271037622
Edition: 2011
Authors: Laura Zanotti
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 4/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

The end of the Cold War created an opportunity for the United Nations to reconceptualize the rationale and extent of its peacebuilding efforts, and in the 1990s, democracy and good governance became legitimizing concepts for an expansion of UN activities. The United Nations sought not only to democratize disorderly states but also to take responsibility for protecting people around the world from a range of dangers, including poverty, disease, natural disasters, and gross violations of human rights. National sovereignty came to be considered less an entitlement enforced by international law than a privilege based on states satisfactory performance of their perceived obligations. In Governing Disorder, Laura Zanotti combines her firsthand experience of UN peacebuilding operations with the insights of Michel Foucault to examine the genealogy of post-Cold War discourses promoting international security. Zanotti also maps the changes in legitimizing principles for intervention, explores the specific techniques of governance deployed in UN operations, and identifies the forms of resistance these operations encounter from local populations and the (often unintended) political consequences they produce. Case studies of UN interventions in Haiti and Croatia allow her to highlight the dynamics at play in the interactions between local societies and international peacekeepers.

Preface
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Retheorizing the Post-Cold War International Order
Governmentalizing the Post-Cold War International Regime: The UN Debate on Democratization and Good Governance
Establishing a Global Biopolitical Order: Managing Risk, Protecting Populations, Blurring Spaces of Governance
Imagining Democracy, Building Unsustainable Institutions: International Disciplinarity in the UN Peacekeeping Operation in Haiti
Normalizing Democracy and Human Rights: Discipline, Resistance, and Carceralization in Croatia's Pacification and Euro-Atlantic Integration
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index

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