We don't want to and you can't make us: UN Security Council reform and peacekeeping efficacy

Alfonso Sanchez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The combination of the current humanitarian crisis in Darfur, the current power of the emerging economic world, and the U.S. presidential election cycle all but promise that the near future will see a resurgence of the debate on Security Council reform. What if the current composition of the Security Council Supreme were to remain the same for another ten years? Would member-states still trust the Permanent Five in the Security Council to deliver global security? A study of four peacekeeping operations from the 1990s leads one to believe that the success of peacekeeping operations depends greatly on the willingness from the Permanent Five members in the Security Council. This thesis will provide a history of each of the four peacekeeping operations, and the role the Permanent Five had in making each case a success or failure and in-depth analysis of Security Council reform.^

Subject Area

Political Science, International Law and Relations

Recommended Citation

Sanchez, Alfonso, "We don't want to and you can't make us: UN Security Council reform and peacekeeping efficacy" (2008). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1453854.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1453854

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