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The Management of UN Peacekeeping: Coordination, Learning, and Leadership in Peace Operations

Julian Junk, Francesco Mancini, Wolfgang Seibel, and Till Blume, eds.
The Management of UN Peacekeeping: Coordination, Learning, and Leadership in Peace Operations
ISBN: 978-1-62637-585-7
ISBN: 978-1-62637-586-4
ISBN: 978-1-62637-672-4
2017/433 pages/LC: 2016041273
A Project of the International Peace Institute
"An impressive and timely work of interdisciplinary scholarship.... [It] represents an innovative and successful attempt to facilitate dialogue between scholars and policymakers on the practice of management in peace operations, an issue of immense and immediate importance for the United Nations and its blue helmets." —Eric Tanguay,


This groundbreaking book brings the insights of organization and public administration theories to the analysis and enhancement of complex peace operations. Focusing on three essential and interrelated aspects of organizations—coordination, learning, and leadership—the authors bridge the gap between research on UN peacekeeping and the realities confronted both in the office and in the field.


Julian Junk is research fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and the Goethe University of Frankfurt. Francesco Mancini is assistant dean and visiting associate professor at the National University of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, and adjunct associate professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Wolfgang Seibel is professor of politics and public administration at the University of Konstanz. Till Blume serves on the staff of the German Federal Foreign Office.


  • Foreword—Terje Rød-Larsen.
  • The Management of UN Peacekeeping—J. Junk and F. Mancini.
  • Coordination, Learning, and Leadership: Challenges of Peace Operations—W. Seibel, J. Junk, T. Blume, and E. Schöndorf.
  • Coordination and Networks—A. Herrhausen.
  • Network and Transaction Cost Theories: Lessons from Bosnia-Herzegovina—M. Lipson.
  • Peace Operations as Temporary Network Organizations—J. Raab and J. Soeters.
  • Integrated DDR: Lessons for Coordination in Peace Operations?—T. Pietz.
  • The Elusive Coherence of Building Peace—C. de Coning.
  • The Coherence Conundrum in Peace Operations—A. Bhattacharjee.
  • Organizational Learning and Peace Operations—A.B. Antal, J. Junk, and P. Schumann.
  • Learning and Identity in the Field—M. Mai, R. Klimecki, and S. Döring.
  • Bureaucracy and Learning at Headquarters—T. Benner, S. Mergenthaler, and P. Rotmann.
  • Organizational Change in International Bureaucracies—M. Bauer, H. Jörgens, and C. Knill.
  • Leadership in Organizations: A Review—S. Börner.
  • Leadership the United Nations: A Secretary or a General?—S. Chesterman and T.M. Franck.
  • Leading Peace Operations: The Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General—M. Fröhlich.
  • Role Models of Leadership in Peace Operations: Lessons from Kosovo—F. Trettin.
  • Linking Coordination, Learning, and Leadership—F. Mancini and J. Junk.