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1996

International Relations

United Nations

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All Dressed Up But Not Invited To The Party: Can Taiwan Join The United Nations Now The Cold War Is Over?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Jan 1996

All Dressed Up But Not Invited To The Party: Can Taiwan Join The United Nations Now The Cold War Is Over?, Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang

Politics Faculty Publications and Presentations

History is full of ironies and surprises. The end of the Cold War has injected some new vitality to the once moribund United Nations. Originally formed to promote peace, security, and cooperation among the world's nations, the United Nations, however, until recently was made alternately ineffective and irrelevant by the East-West and the North-South conflicts. But thanks to an increasing need for global governance in the post-Cold War era, the United Nations seems suddenly thrust back into limelight. It is entrusted to play an even more forceful role on a wide array of important issues in the future, from ...


Rallying The Troops: Collective Action And Self-Interest In Un Peacekeeping Contributions, Timothy Ja Passmore, Megan Shannon, Andrew F. Hart Dec 1995

Rallying The Troops: Collective Action And Self-Interest In Un Peacekeeping Contributions, Timothy Ja Passmore, Megan Shannon, Andrew F. Hart

Andrew Hart

Is the acquisition of personnel for UN peacekeeping missions susceptible to free-riding by UN member states? If so, what drives this behavior and what impact does this have on obtaining required personnel for the mission? Using data from 21 missions in 13 African countries between 1990 and 2010, this article addresses whether UN peacekeeping missions experience a shortfall in personnel due to incentives to free-ride by contributing states. It argues that as the number of states contributing to a mission increases, contributors have a greater incentive to free-ride and make suboptimal personnel contributions, leading to greater overall shortfall in the ...