Multidisciplinary Futures of UN Peace Operations

Alexander Gilder (Editor), David Curran (Editor), Georgina Holmes (Editor), Fiifi Edu-Afful (Editor)

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Bringing together multidisciplinary perspectives on the future of UN peace operations, this book explores the interrelated dynamics of UN peace operations and peacebuilding practices through the lenses of conflict resolution, protection and accountability. The collection includes coverage of issues ranging from strengthening partnerships between regional institutions and the UN; improving UN policing and stabilisation mechanisms; the application of new technologies in peace operations and implementing security sector reform; to ending sexual exploitation and abuse and enhancing the protection of children. Authors place people at the centre of peacekeeping by interrogating current and past UN initiatives, chart how peacekeeping is evolving in response to changes in global security, assess reform and norm change within missions themselves, and offer original perspectives on the future of UN peace operations. Contributions also include new and innovative theoretical and empirical research located across multiple disciplines, including political science, history, law, gender studies, and criminology.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages279
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-38596-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-38595-7, 978-3-031-38598-8
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameRethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
ISSN (Print)1759-3735
ISSN (Electronic)2752-857X

Bibliographical note

The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023


  • UN
  • United Nations
  • Peace operations
  • Peacekeeping
  • Sustaining Peace Agenda
  • national and local ownership
  • conflict prevention
  • International Policing
  • Peacebuilding
  • Sustaining Peace
  • Conflict resolution
  • conflict management
  • Technologies for Enforcement
  • Divided societies
  • Sexual Exploitation
  • Accountability in peace operations


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  • Introduction: The Future Trajectory of UN Peace Operations

    Gilder, A., Curran, D., Holmes, G. & Edu-Afful, F., 20 Sept 2023, Multidisciplinary Futures of UN Peace Operations. Gilder, A., Curran, D., Holmes, G. & Edu-Afful, F. (eds.). 1 ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-17 17 p.

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