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Title: The United Nations mission for the referendum in Western Sahara : a case study of MINURSO, including a re-evaluation of the relationship between peacekeeping and conflict resolution
Author: Sola i Martin, Andreu
ISNI:       0000 0004 2711 0074
Awarding Body: The University of Bradford
Current Institution: University of Bradford
Date of Award: 2004
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Candidate's Name: Andreu Sola i Martin Title: The United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara Sub-title: A Case Study of MINURSO, including a Re-Evaluation of the Relationship between Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution Key Words: Conflict Resolution, United Nations, Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding, Western Sahara, Foucault This research project is the first comprehensive study on the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara. Its aim is, not only to fill a gap in the literature on peacekeeping, but also to explore the implications and links between the mechanisms put in place by MINURSO in relation to conflict resolution. This thesis contains two parts. The first part examines MINURSO by applying a conventional pattern of analysis. This analysis is structured around three main tasks which are undertaken by the International Community in response to conflict: peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. MINURSO is also evaluated in light of the conclusions of the Brahimi panel related to reforms to UN Peacekeeping Operations. The second part of the MINURSO case study examines the operative analytical potential of new theoretical grounds in peacekeeping research. In particular, this research explores the possibilities of using a Foucualtian analysis to look at the links between peacekeeping, Western policies of conflict containment and the parties' (Morocco and POLIS ARlO Front) production of powerlknowledge. To sum up, this research project draws conclusions with a view to enhancing conflict resolution capabilities in peacekeeping practice.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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