By Stephen Kinloch Pichat
A clean exam of the origins, evolution and way forward for proposals for a UN 'Legion' - an everlasting army strength recruited, expert and deployed via the UN.
This new booklet indicates how this concept has grown, re-emerged and advanced in direct reference to the advance of UN overseas army forces. The legionnaires were noticeable because the destiny representatives of a latest constabulary, overseas police or humanitarian chivalry. they've got additionally continuously evoked the assumption of mercenaries and resurrected fears of supranational govt and a 'world army'. this type of strength has been impossible while wanted, no longer wanted whilst possible, revealing the deficiencies of the overseas approach within the standpoint of a specific activity. the assumption highlights the inadequacy of the potential in comparison to the pursuits, and the bounds of the UN's ability to evolve itself to new demanding situations.
This learn examinmes how the undertaking of a UN 'Legion' is conditional at the viability of the unique Utopia, and vice versa. It additionally argues that the intense polarization of the controversy might mirror an inclination to negate the inherent contradictions of truth, reminding us of the historic measurement of the development of a world association, a 'work in progress'.
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A UN 'Legion': Between Utopia and Reality (Cass Series on Peacekeeping) by Stephen Kinloch Pichat