Michael W. Doyle and Nicholas Sambanis

March 2005


This book will discuss theories of the origins of and solutions to civil wars, the principles behind and the practices of the United Nations as an institution and the debate over doctrines and strategies of intervention. But its key purpose is to explain how the international community, and the UN in particular, can assist the reconstruction of peace in civil war-torn lands. We address the policy problem, but we assess it in ways that draw on and apply relevant theories and methods in political science.

View the paper here: Making War and Building Peace: The United Nations Since the 1990’s