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Historical dictionary of multinational peacekeeping
Mays, Terry M.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, [1996]

Physical Description:
xliii, 340 pages ; 23 cm.
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Central Library JX1981.P7 M384 1996 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Contains detailed entries on the multitude of peacekeeping operations since 1920, prominent individuals, the international organizations which have mandated the operations, important events, and terminology.

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Mays provides a good first attempt to cover this complex topic in a reference format. The introductory essay does a good job describing the scope, use, and organization of the book. The list of abbreviations and acronyms (often overlooked by compilers) is necessary for ease of use. The chronology of peacekeeping activities is helpful. An excellent and extensive bibliography, truly international in origin and scope, includes journal articles, books, proceedings, and some grey literature, mostly in English. The appendixes, which reproduce seven documents on peacekeeping, represent a good cross-section of original source material. The dictionary entries are extensive and quite well done. Some faults occur in the cross- and see references; e.g., Congo and Zaire are not linked, and there is a meaningless see reference from "Nobel Prize" to the preceding entry, "Nobel Peace Prize." Entries concerning the nations where peacekeeping forces operated are erratic; there is an entry for Lebanon, but not for Liberia. In an unavoidable problem, more than 40 entries begin "United Nations". Recommended for all college levels. S. J. Stillwell Jr. University of North Texas

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