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Understanding Peacekeeping Third Edition PAUL D. WILLIAMS WITH ALEX J. BELLAMY George Washington University; University of Queensland “The perfect introduction to peacekeeping – complete with little-known facts, reliable statistics, insightful theories, provoking debates, and in-depth analyses. It will be incredibly useful to students and experienced researchers alike.” Séverine Autesserre, author of Peaceland and The Frontlines of Peace Peace operations remain a principal tool for managing armed conflict and protecting civilians. The fully revised, expanded, and updated third edition of Understanding Peacekeeping provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the theory, history, and politics of peace operations. Drawing on a dataset of nearly two hundred historical and contemporary missions, this book evaluates the changing characteristics of the contemporary international environment in which peace operations are deployed, the strategic purposes peace operations are intended to achieve, and the major challenges facing today’s peacekeepers. All the chapters have been revised and updated and five new chapters have been added on stabilisation, force generation, use of force, organized crime, and exit strategies. The third edition of this popular text will be essential reading for students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, security studies, and international relations.

246 x 171mm | 496 pages | UK January 2021, US March 2021 HB | 978-0-7456-8671-4 | £60.00 | $79.95 | €73.90 PB | 978-0-7456-8672-1 | £19.99 | $29.95 | €25.90 ebook available

New Pandemics, Old Politics Two Hundred Years of War on Disease and its Alternatives ALEX DE WAAL World Peace Foundation “In its scope, learning, and wisdom, New Pandemics, Old Politics is nothing less than stunning. As we try to understand the Covid-19 pandemic and prepare for pandemics yet to come, this deeply learned and compassionate book will remain indispensable.” Sulmaan Khan, Tufts University “Brilliantly exposes a disordered and disrupted world 'de-prepared' for pandemics and pleads for change.” Heidi J. Larson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine We know how a pandemic is supposed to end: we make sacrifices in our daily lives to support a ‘war’ on the pathogen, until medical science deploys a magic bullet to vanquish the invisible enemy. This is a comforting story, but it hasn’t ever happened yet. In New Pandemics, Old Politics Alex de Waal explores how the modern world adopted a martial script to deal with epidemic disease threats, and how this has failed—repeatedly. From cholera to influenza, AIDS to Covid-19 he explores the politics of pandemics and makes a powerful case for a new democratic public health for the Anthropocene.

210 x 140mm | 304 pages | UK April 2021, US June 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4779-1 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4780-7 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available

Security and Public Health Pandemics and Politics in the Contemporary World SIMON RUSHTON University of Sheffield “Simon Rushton’s deep engagement with the politics of public health gets to the very core of what it means to ensure health and human security for all.” Mely Caballero-Anthony, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore In this book, Simon Rushton explores the politics of pandemics in the contemporary world. Arguing against a tendency to treat global health security as a technical challenge, the book stresses the need for a vibrant, and even confrontational, political engagement around the implications of securitizing public health.

216 x 138mm | 240 pages | 2019 HB | 978-1-5095-1588-2 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-1589-9 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available

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