Successes and Failures of Global Peacekeeping Operations: Lessons from the Field

Successes and Failures of Global Peacekeeping Operations: Lessons from the Field

Editors: Edad Mercier, Konstantinos D. Karatzas
Publisher: GIRES Press
Publish: November 2021
Pages: TBA
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Language: English
Type: E-book

Important Dates:
Proposal Submission Deadline: June 15, 2021 
Submission notification: June 30, 2021
Full Chapters deadline: August 30, 2021

The Book
Successes and Failures of Global Peacekeeping Operations: Lessons from the Field

GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education and Scholarship dedicated to the support of academic pluralism, has the immense pleasure to welcome the insightful collective work from an exceptional team of international scholars. The purpose of this book is to share field-based insights and lessons among scholars, practitioners, and researchers, on the successes and failures of global peacekeeping operations. Increasingly, international development researchers are tasked with incorporating new research methodologies that tackle poverty, inequality, and complex emergencies in globalized settings. This book will include source materials critically assessing humanitarian interventions in the Global South.

The Editorial Team
Edad Mercier
Konstantinos D. Karatzas

The Objective
The objective of the book is to disseminate practical methods, surveys, and assessments of peacekeeping operations and cross-disciplinary approaches to measuring the impact of humanitarian relief. The aim is to transform conventional models of international development research by offering international development scholars a compilation of diverse resources that engage with the experiences of communities impacted by peacekeeping operations. 

This book is for scholars, researchers, managers, supervisors, teachers, trainers, methodologists, and leaders in the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. 

Recommended Topics
-Delivering peace education curricula in the Global South
-Theoretical arguments for or against the intervention of peacekeeping units
-Building autonomous civil societies during peacekeeping operations
-Human Rights Based Approaches (HRBA) to peacekeeping
-Case studies from the following regions are also welcome:
-Assessments on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
-Outcomes from the Lomé Peace Agreement and the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) between 1999 and 2006
-Peace enforcement and political stability missions in the Western Sahara: Analysis of settlement plans related to
the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO)
-Blue Berets in Haiti following the 1991 coup and the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH)
(Our proposed topics are not restrictive and we invite additional germane ideas)

Submission Procedure
-Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal of 1000 to 2000 words by June 15, 2021. (Lingua Franca: English)
-Authors will receive notification about the status of their proposal by July 30, 2021.
-Full chapters of 5000 to 9000 words (excluding bibliography and appendixes) are due by August 30, 2021.
-All chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.

Please review manuscript submission guidelines here.

1. Author CV or Bio
2.Chapter proposal
Please include all the documents in one PDF file (up to 10MB) and email it here