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Titre : Here is Hell: Canada s Engagement in Somalia...
Éditeur : University of British Columbia Press, Canada
Date d'édition : 2006
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Language: English . Brand New Book. Grant Dawson s analysis of political, diplomatic, and military decision making avoids a narrow focus on the shocking offences of a few Canadian soldiers, deftly investigating the broader context of the deployment in Somalia. He shows how media pressure, government optimism about the United Nations, and the Canadian traditions of multilateralism and peacekeeping all helped to determine the level, length, and tenor of the country s operations. His findings will undoubtedly play a seminal role in informing scholarly debate about this important period in Canadian diplomacy and military engagement. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780774812979
Synopsis : For many Canadians, the actions of Canada's peacekeeping mission to Somalia in the early 1990s remains a stain on our reputation as one of the world's most respected peacekeeping nations. "Here is Hell" is a deft investigation into the broader context of that deployment. In analyzing the political, diplomatic, and military decision making that surrounded the Somalia mission, Dawson avoids a narrow concentration on the alarming incidents involving Canadian troops that have been the prime concern of other writings. Rather, Dawson focuses on the factors influencing the Mulroney government's initial disinterest and subsequent participation in deploying troops in support of the UN and US peace operations. Drawing on interviews with key participants, along with documents made available during the Somalia Inquiry and under the Access to Information Act, this study shows how media pressure, government optimism in the UN, and Canada's multilateral and peacekeeping traditions all played a role in determining the level, length, and tenor of Canada's engagement in Somalia. One of the first scholarly examinations of the Somalia operation, "Here Is Hell" will interest military and Canadian historians, policy analysts, political scientists, and those concerned with Canadian foreign, defence, and diplomatic history. It will undoubtedly play a seminal role in informing further scholarly debate on this important period in Canada's military and diplomatic past.
A propos de l'auteur: Grant Dawson is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Security and Defence Studies at Carleton University.
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