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Author Horner, D. M. (David Murray), 1948-

Title Australian peacekeeping : sixty years in the field / edited by David Horner, Peter Londey and Jean Bou
Published Cambridge ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2009

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Description xviii, 333 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents Pt.1. Historical record -- Inventing peacekeeping -- Australian peacekeeping and the new world order -- Intervention and domestic politics -- Towards regional neighbourhood watch -- Pt.2. Agencies -- Australian defence force and peacekeeping -- Lessons from the neighbourhood -- Full spectrum policing -- Police in peacekeeping -- Non-government organisations and peacekeeping -- Pt.3. Personal observations -- Command in Cambodia -- Commanding a multinational force -- Observers in UNTSO -- Career in international policing -- Pt.4. Landmines and weapons inspections -- Landmines, Australians and peacekeeping -- Weapons inspections in Iraq -- Pt.5. Yesterday, today and tomorrow -- Past experiences, future prospects -- Yesterday, today, tomorrow
Summary "Peacekeeping has been a significant part of Australia's overseas military engagement since the end of the Second World War. Yet it is part of our history that has been largely neglected until the 1990s, and even since then interest has been slow to develop. In the last sixty years, between 30,000 and 40,000 Australian military personnel and police have served in more than 50 peacekeeping missions in at least 27 different conflicts. From the first Australian mission to Indonesia in 1947 to operations in East Timor, Bosnia and Rwanda among others, this book finally gives Australian peacekeeping its proper status. This work approaches Australian peacekeeping from four angles: its history, its agencies, some personal reflections, and its future. Contributors discuss the distinction between peacekeeping and war-fighting, the importance of peacekeeping in terms of public policy, the problems of multinational command, and the specialist contributions of the military, civilian police, mine-clearers, weapons inspectors and diplomats. The collection concludes with experts in the field including Tim Ford, a former Military Adviser to the UN Secretary-General, and distinguished academic Ramesh Thakur offering their perspectives on future directions for Australian peacekeeping."--Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 281-312
Subject Peacekeeping forces -- Australia.
Peacekeeping forces, Australian.
Peacekeeping forces -- Australia -- History.
Peace-building -- History.
Peacekeeping forces, Australian -- History.
Peacekeeping, Australian -- History
Peace-building, Australian -- History.
Peacekeeping forces, Australian -- Congresses.
Australia -- Military policy.
Australia -- Armed Forces.
Australia -- Military policy -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Men's collection
Conference papers and proceedings.
Mens collection
Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Horner, D. M. (David Murray), 1948-
Londey, Peter.
Bou, Jean.
LC no. 2009278882
ISBN 9780521735926 paperback
9780521516068 hardback
Other Titles Australian peacekeeping : 60 years in the field