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Evolving Patterns of Peacekeeping: International Cooperation at Work

Hikaru Yamashita
Evolving Patterns of Peacekeeping: International Cooperation at Work
ISBN: 978-1-62637-662-5
ISBN: 978-1-62637-663-2
2017/235 pages/LC: 2017007645
"This well-written book contains valuable data and analysis on patterns of peacekeeping, with case studies that illustrate the actual shifts that are taking place."—Lisa Schirch, Eastern Mennonite University


Though historically the term peacekeeping has essentially been shorthand for UN peacekeeping, recent years have seen a proliferation of actors and initiatives in a shift to global peacekeeping cooperation. Hikaru Yamashita explores the motivations behind this development, what forms it is taking, and what it means for the international community. His comprehensive account of peacekeeping cooperation offers both an original theoretical framework and rich case studies drawn from Afghanistan, Congo, Macedonia, and Sudan.


Hikaru Yamashita is professor of international relations at the University of Shizuoka.


  • What Is Global Peacekeeping Cooperation?
  • Contexts and Actors.
  • Understanding Peacekeeping Cooperation.
  • Operational Collaboration: Sudan and Congo.
  • Joint Decisionmaking: Macedonia, Afghanistan, and Congo.
  • Capacity-Building Assistance and African Peacekeeping.
  • Global Security Governance and International Cooperation.