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Problematising the normative connection
Eşref Aksu

W IDESPREAD INTRA-STATE CONFLICT is not a new phenomenon. Its rise to the centre of attention in international policy circles is. UN involvement in intra-state conflicts is not new either. What is new is the increasing systematisation of UN involvement in conflict-torn societies. It is these two novelties of the post-Cold War world that shape the main concerns of this study. What is problematised

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
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Redefining security in the Middle East
Tami Amanda Jacoby and Brent E. Sasley

parts were defined, for the most part, by the nation state as it developed historically in Europe and was institutionalized through the hegemony of academic and policy-oriented elites in the United States in the post-Second World War era. These Eurocentric and, later, American hegemonic origins were developed as a field of study by, first, realist ( Morgenthau, 1973 ; Carr, 1964 ) and, later, neorealist ( Walt, 1987 ; Waltz

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Impact of structural tensions and thresholds
Eşref Aksu

junctures in post-1945 world politics, each reflecting different power and value configurations. A quick examination of the period since World War II suggests that two patterns of global conflict were especially significant for the UN’s evolution. The first, situated along the East–West divide, is commonly known as the Cold War. The second involves the confrontation between North and South, which is less

in The United Nations, intra-state peacekeeping and normative change
Israel and a Palestinian state
Lenore G. Martin

powerful explanations. Dissatisfaction with realism and liberalism led to the development of alternative approaches to conceptualizing national security (see Walt, 1998 ; Katzenstein, 1996 ). 4 One of these third approaches has been favoured by scholars of developing-world international politics, who are aware of the inadequacies of the

in Redefining security in the Middle East