Chapter 1 - Peace and the United Nations: concepts of peace; the implementation of concepts of peace; the essence of peacekeeping forces; the guiding principles of peacekeeping forces. Chapter 2 - The system: the structure of the United Nations; the establishment of peacekepping operations; the structure of peacekeeping operations; the legal aspets of peacekeeping operations; financing peacekeeping operations. Chapter 3 - Peacekeeping - first steps: UNEF I; ONUC; UNEF II; UNMOGIP and UNFICYP; UNTAG; Central and Latin America. Chapter 4 - Peacekeeping at the crossroads: UNAVEM II; UNOSOMI, UNITAF and UNOSOM II. Chapter 5 - Peacekeeping - difficult cases: UNTAC; UNPROFOR. Chapter 6 - Peacekeeping - the rebirth of hope: ONUMOZ; the lessons of Mozambique. Chapter 7 - Regional organisations and peacekeeping: The organisation of the American States; the Arab League; the conference on security and co-operation in Europe, the European Community and NATO; the organisation of African Unity; Liberia and ECOMOG - a regional organisation in action; assessing the role of regional organisations. Chapter 8 - A new nature and scope for peacekeeping: electoral assistance and monitoring; disarmament, demobilisation and arms control; mine clearance; preventitive deployment; participation in governing functions; huamnitarian aid; protection of inhabitants of a region within the boundries of a state; an increasing tendency to use force; special features of recent experiences. Chapter 9 - Some problems of peacekeeing: conceptual problems; structural problems; operational problems; the human rights issue. Chapter 10 - The future of peacekeeping: facing new challenges; rethinking enforcement; capturing the interest of the international community. Chapter 11 - The troubled path of peacekeeping: living with intervention, prevention or cure?; the financial constraints.