From Peacekeeping to Peacemaking

Canada's Response to the Yugoslav Crisis

By (author) Nicholas Gammer
Categories: Political Science
Series: Foreign Policy, Security and Strategic Studies
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Paperback : 9780773522053, 432 pages, May 2001


Given the support of the Mulroney government, many of the Canadian units under the United Nations in Yugoslavia were willing to bend the United Nations’ rules of engagement when confronting Muslim, Serb, and Croat forces, establishing Srebrenica as a Muslim safe haven and defending it against Serb attacks. The Chretien government, however, assumed a more cautious policy. Gammer shows how understanding the government’s role in this particular crisis contributes to our understanding of the role that political leadership plays in shaping Canadian foreign policy in general, as well as advancing our knowledge of the broader theoretical debates surrounding the legitimacy and effectiveness of humanitarian intervention in the internal affairs of state.


"An important and significant contribution to the field. Gammer has made excellent use of the available sources and his judgements are sound. " Harald von Riekhoff, Professor of Political Science, Carleton University