By Katharina P. Coleman
What distinguishes a peace enforcement operation from an invasion? this question has been requested with specific vehemence because the US intervention in Iraq, however it faces all army operations looking to impose peace in nations torn via civil warfare. This publication highlights the severe function of overseas enterprises (IOs) as gatekeepers to foreign legitimacy for contemporary peace enforcement operations. the writer analyses 5 operations introduced via 4 IOs: the ECOWAS intervention in Liberia, the SADC operations within the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho, the NATO Kosovo crusade and the UN intervention in East Timor. In these types of campaigns, lead states sought IO mandates essentially to set up the overseas legitimacy in their interventions. The proof means that diplomacy are based by means of regularly authorised principles, that either democratic and authoritarian states care concerning the foreign legitimacy in their activities, and that IOs have a key functionality in international politics.
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32 INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND PEACE ENFORCEMENT however, international legitimacy judgements can be seen to reflect common understandings of the rules structuring international politics, though not necessarily a common morality. It is this difference in the developmental processes of customary law and international rules of the game that opens the possibility of an action being either legitimate but illegal or legal but illegitimate. Over time, as precedents become established, legality and legitimacy can once again be expected to coincide.
Instead, interviewees were asked about their areas of special expertise or experience relevant to the peace enforcement operations under investigation. Their insights are drawn upon qualitatively in the case studies of this book. Chapter overview In addition to this introduction, this book has seven chapters. Chapter 2 develops the theoretical argument that the central role of international organisations in contemporary peace enforcement operations derives from their function as gatekeepers to international legitimacy where the international use of military force is concerned.
Keohane, Andrew Moravcsik, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Duncan Snidal, ‘The Concept of Legalization’, International Organization, 54:3 (2000). See the remainder of this special issue of International Organization for discussions of the possible impact of legalization. Michael Byers, Custom, Power and the Power of Rules: International Relations and Customary International Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), pp. 130–3. , pp. 156–7. 30 INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS AND PEACE ENFORCEMENT patterns of behaviour.