n Conflict Trends - Peace and peacekeeping

Volume 2001, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Extracted from text ... SEYLLOU/AFP.17 s in so many other fields, the changing world order fundamentally altered our perception of peace. During the Cold War era, our understanding of peace focused on the absence of war within the context of the nation state. The end of the Cold War allowed a more pos- itive understanding of peace - peace as an individ- ual- centred presence of social justice - to reclaim the stage. The changing nature of conflict has changed the way in which the international community responds to conflict. If one looks at United Nations (UN) peace operations since 1989, one sees that the responsibilities of peacekeepers have changed from the traditional military duties of inter- posi- tioning and the ..

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