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UN Governance

Peace and Human Security in Cambodia and Timor-Leste

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Assesses the justifiability of intervening and the justifiability of actions and policies implemented during intervention

  • Considers the justifiability of the conditions left after UN withdrawal

  • Concludes with a chapter that draws important lessons from the two cases, presents a comparative analysis and includes policy recommendations

Part of the book series: Security, Development and Human Rights in East Asia (SDHRP)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Global Governance Principles and UN Implementation

    • Brendan M. Howe, Sorpong Peou, Yuji Uesugi
    Pages 1-32
  3. A Critical Reflection on UNTAC’s Contributions to Human Security in Cambodia

    • Brendan M. Howe, Sorpong Peou, Yuji Uesugi
    Pages 33-55
  4. Post-UNTAC UN Peacebuilding and Human Security in Cambodia

    • Brendan M. Howe, Sorpong Peou, Yuji Uesugi
    Pages 57-81
  5. Post-UNMIT Peacebuilding and Human Security in Timor-Leste

    • Brendan M. Howe, Sorpong Peou, Yuji Uesugi
    Pages 111-134
  6. Legacies and Futures

    • Brendan M. Howe, Sorpong Peou, Yuji Uesugi
    Pages 135-150
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 151-156

About this book

I recommend this insightful comparative analysis of Cambodia and Timor-Leste which examines the tangible contributions UN missions had to promoting peacebuilding and human security.
---Sukehiro Hasegawa, General Manager of the Electoral Supervisors in Cambodia and Special Representative of Secretary-General for Timor-Leste


Written by three leading specialists from or in the region, this important book describes the UN’s contributions to human security in the two countries, assesses the legacies of the efforts with respect to legality, legitimacy and effectiveness, and sketches their future trajectories.
-- Ramesh Thakur, Professor and Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
 

This book evaluates UN performance in ensuring good governance in Cambodia and Timor-Leste from a human-centred standpoint. East Asian perspectives are juxtaposed with universal aspirations, and the legality, legitimacy, and effectiveness of UN operations in the two countries are considered. Each of the case-studies assesses the justifiability of intervening and of actions and policies implemented during the intervention, as well as considers the justifiability of the conditions left after UN withdrawal, while also including specific policy recommendations.  

Brendan M. Howe is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University. 

Sorpong Peou is Professor of Global Peace and Security at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University.

Yuji Uesugi is Professor of Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding at the Faculty of International Research and Education, Waseda University.



Keywords

  • human security
  • democratization
  • governance
  • development cooperation
  • UN
  • Cambodia
  • East Timor

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University, GSIS, Seoul, Korea (Republic of)

    Brendan M. Howe

  • Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

    Sorpong Peou

  • Faculty of International Research and Education, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

    Yuji Uesugi

About the authors

Brendan M. Howe is Professor of International Relations at the Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University.  

Sorpong Peou is Professor of Global Peace and Security at the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University.

Yuji Uesugi is Professor of Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding at the Faculty of International Research and Education, Waseda University.

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USD 54.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-54572-7
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Softcover Book
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)