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Problematising the normative connection
Eşref Aksu

place that the UN’s evolving approach to conflict involves a number of normative changes in addition to the several empirical changes which have been the subject of much scholarly research in the post-Cold War period. More importantly, it suggests that this evolving approach indicates a deeper and gradual, though highly obscured, normative shift that gives the UN a new institutional meaning, a new raison

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
The analytical framework
Eşref Aksu

respectively). 60 Having been deployed between the armed forces of the belligerent states, their main, and perhaps sole, function was to supervise an agreed-upon cease-fire and deter any possible breaches of it. 61 The great majority of UN peacekeeping operations, especially in (but not limited to) the post-Cold War period, on the other hand, had more ambitious mandates. Moreover, these operations

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
Impact of structural tensions and thresholds
Eşref Aksu

Implicit in the superpower mentality was the normative support for the idea that other states should sacrifice their sovereignty for a ‘greater common good’. This normative attitude may be seen as paving the way for the ‘interventionist’ normative prescriptions of the post-Cold War period. The Cold War had systematised and, to a degree, ‘legitimised’ such contradiction as was inherent in

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

services and infrastructure. The democratic aspirations that came with the end of the Cold War were shattered by wars and crises. The wars of the post-Cold War period in Africa should be seen in the longer patterns of Africa’s relations with the world as well as with its own history. The problem is that the view of peacebuilding and its actors as external to this history maintains a vision of issues in a country like the DRC as endogenous. This partial view ends up primarily focusing on the format rather than on the content. It targets so-called neopatrimonialism and

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making
John P. Willerton and Geoffrey Cockerham

targeted? The preferences of other CIS states will no doubt continue to be mixed, but an underlying wariness about a new regional hegemon will confront any Russian action. More than a decade after the Soviet collapse, the long-term regional security implications of Russian power contraction have yet to be determined fully. Uncertainty also surrounds Russia’s role in twenty-first-century Eurasia. Developments of the post-Cold War period reveal a constancy in the Russian leadership’s commitment to a Eurasian leadership position. The dynamic 1990s and early 2000s may have

in Limiting institutions?
New threats, institutional adaptations
James Sperling

– weak state structures, ethnic conflict, environmental threats – and new technologies that render state boundaries increasingly porous – particularly cyberspace and the internationalisation of commerce and capital – have broadened the systemic requirements of security.15 The new security agenda raises two important questions: why have these new security threats risen to prominence in the post-Cold War period? Do the Eurasian states pose a putative threat to the systemic or milieu goals of the Atlantic states, to the integrity of the central and eastern European states

in Limiting institutions?
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Resistance and the liberal peace: a missing link
Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

and Great Lakes regions, and that have to do with historical, global, regional and local factors. The examination of resistance in this case allows for the politicisation of the conflict and the players involved, looking at the role that popular classes’ rejection of historical conditions of domination has played in the outbreak and continuation of the conflicts until today. This is also a case whose complexity allows for a deep insight into one of the longest and largest peacebuilding interventions in the post-Cold War period, with the participation of multiple

in Everyday resistance, peacebuilding and state-making