Pitfalls and Prospects in the Peacekeeping Literature

  title={Pitfalls and Prospects in the Peacekeeping Literature},
  author={V. P. Fortna and L. Howard},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
Following closely the practice of peacekeeping, the literature on the subject has come in one small wave and then two larger ones. The first wave, during the Cold War, includes classic works focusing mainly on peacekeeping in wars between states. The second wave, at first inspired by the boom in peacekeeping shortly after the end of the Cold War, soon reflected disillusionment and focuses largely on failure and dysfunction, despite significant cases of success. The third and most recent wave… Expand
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