• James Kellenberger
Part of the Palgrave Frontiers in Philosophy of Religion book series (PFPR)


Peacekeeping presents itself as a prima facie type of action that pacifism would allow and welcome; and international peacekeeping between belligerents is a recognized role for the United Nations as a supranational organization. Various UN peacekeeping efforts are examined and different modes of peacekeeping are discussed. These range from traditional peacekeeping missions, which proceed with the consent of the belligerent parties and require no combat role for the peacekeepers, to “peace-enforcement” and in some cases to “state-making.” Not all forms of peacekeeping, it is seen, eschew violence. But some do, and several forms of international peacekeeping that avoid violence and are compatible with pacifism are identified.

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  • James Kellenberger
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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