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The Resource Learning from Somalia : the lessons of armed humanitarian intervention, edited by Walter Clarke and Jeffrey Herbst

Learning from Somalia : the lessons of armed humanitarian intervention, edited by Walter Clarke and Jeffrey Herbst

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Learning from Somalia : the lessons of armed humanitarian intervention
Title
Learning from Somalia
Title remainder
the lessons of armed humanitarian intervention
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edited by Walter Clarke and Jeffrey Herbst
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The U.S.-led intervention in Somalia that began in December 1992 is the most significant instance to date of "peacemaking" by the international community. The heady promise of Operation Restore Hope and the subsequent disappointments have had a resounding impact on the policies of Western governments and the UN as they have tried to cope with humanitarian emergencies in Rwanda, Bosnia, and elsewhere. However, it is questionable how correct the lessons so quickly derived from the Somalia experience actually were. At the same time, many important organizational and operational innovations during the Somalia exercise have not received sufficient attention. Learning from Somalia is therefore critical if the international community is to respond better to tragedies that threaten millions of human lives. Contributors to this book, many of whom are policymakers who were either in Mogadishu or Washington during the relief missions, examine the intervention in Somalia and draw lessons for future peacekeeping operations. They analyze many aspects of peacemaking that are not well understood, including efforts to rebuild the police force, the dynamics of the economy, the relationship between the military and nongovernmental organizations, and the performance of European armies. The book also discusses international politics surrounding the crisis, especially the relationship between the United States and the UN and the legal justifications for intervention. The concluding chapters discuss the prospects for intervention efforts in light of the Somalia experience
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Index
index present
LC call number
DT407
LC item number
.L43 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1934-
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  • Clarke, Walter S.
  • Herbst, Jeffrey Ira
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  • Operation Restore Hope, 1992-1993
  • Somalia
  • Peace
  • Humanitarian assistance
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Learning from Somalia : the lessons of armed humanitarian intervention, edited by Walter Clarke and Jeffrey Herbst
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
pt. 1. Legal aspects of intervention: Failed visions and uncertain mandates in Somalia / Walter Clarke. The restoration of the Somali justice system / Martin R. Ganzglass. International peacebuilding and the dynamics of local and national reconciliation in Somalia / Ken Menkhaus -- pt. 2. Economic aspects of intervention: Somali land resource issues in historical perspective / Lee V. Cassanelli. Humanitarian relief intervention in Somalia: the economics of chaos / Andrew S. Natsios -- pt. 3. Military aspects of intervention: The relationship between the military and humanitarian organizations in Operation Restore Hope / Kevin M. Kennedy. Foreign military intervention in Somalia: the root cause of the shift from UN peacekeeping to peacemaking and its consequences / John Drysdale. The experience of European armies in Operation Restore Hope / Gérard Prunier -- pt. 4. Decisionmaking during intervention: U.S. government decisionmaking processes during humanitarian operations in Somalia / James L. Woods. Relations between the United States and United Nations in dealing with Somalia / Jonathan T. Howe. Congress and the Somalia crisis / Harry Johnston -- pt. 5. Conclusions: Rekindling hope in UN humanitarian intervention / Thomas G. Weiss. The lessons of Somalia for the future of U.S. foreign policy / Robert I. Rotberg. Somalia and the future of humanitarian intervention / Walter Clarke and Jeffrey Herbst
Control code
ocm35849136
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 276 p.
Isbn
9780813327945
Lccn
96048453
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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Label
Learning from Somalia : the lessons of armed humanitarian intervention, edited by Walter Clarke and Jeffrey Herbst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Legal aspects of intervention: Failed visions and uncertain mandates in Somalia / Walter Clarke. The restoration of the Somali justice system / Martin R. Ganzglass. International peacebuilding and the dynamics of local and national reconciliation in Somalia / Ken Menkhaus -- pt. 2. Economic aspects of intervention: Somali land resource issues in historical perspective / Lee V. Cassanelli. Humanitarian relief intervention in Somalia: the economics of chaos / Andrew S. Natsios -- pt. 3. Military aspects of intervention: The relationship between the military and humanitarian organizations in Operation Restore Hope / Kevin M. Kennedy. Foreign military intervention in Somalia: the root cause of the shift from UN peacekeeping to peacemaking and its consequences / John Drysdale. The experience of European armies in Operation Restore Hope / Gérard Prunier -- pt. 4. Decisionmaking during intervention: U.S. government decisionmaking processes during humanitarian operations in Somalia / James L. Woods. Relations between the United States and United Nations in dealing with Somalia / Jonathan T. Howe. Congress and the Somalia crisis / Harry Johnston -- pt. 5. Conclusions: Rekindling hope in UN humanitarian intervention / Thomas G. Weiss. The lessons of Somalia for the future of U.S. foreign policy / Robert I. Rotberg. Somalia and the future of humanitarian intervention / Walter Clarke and Jeffrey Herbst
Control code
ocm35849136
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 276 p.
Isbn
9780813327945
Lccn
96048453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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