The Last Frontier of Liberal Stabilisation: Haiti under MINUSTAH’s Stewardship


  • Chalmers LaRose Université du Québec à Montréal


Over the last two decades, stabilisation missions have become a growing trend in the strategic practices of the United Nations. Such an incremental growth coincides with the hegemonic status achieved by a particular vision of peace, the liberal democratic peace paradigm. Yet, during the same period, the United Nations’ peace operation in Haiti, both the longest running and the only such stabilisation mission in operation in the Americas, resulted in a stalemate. What are the factors that explain this paradox? Are United Nations stabilisation missions an effective engine for peace and stability in today’s international politics? 

Author Biography

  • Chalmers LaRose, Université du Québec à Montréal
    Chalmers LaRose holds a PhD in Political Science from the Université de Montréal and a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of L’Odyssée transnationale. Enjeux, acteurs, sites. Une perspective minimaliste (2011). He wrote the chapter «Redonner de l’espoir. L’improbable gouvernance de la solidarité internationale» (2015) in L’humanitaire: de l’idée d’humanité aux crises humanitaires. He also edited the special issue Development and Inclusion. The Big Challenge of Inequality and of Poverty, Interventions économiques 56 (2016). He co-chairs the Observatory of the Americas at the Centre d’études sur l’intégration et la mondialisation (CEIM), Université du Québec à Montreal, and teaches courses in International Relations at the Department of Political Science, UQAM.






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