Review: Nordic Approaches to Peace Operations–a New Model In the Making

3 Star, Humanitarian Assistance, Peace, Poverty, & Middle Class, Stabilization & Reconstruction, United Nations & NGOs

Nordic Peace5 for Substance, Zero for Pricing, June 1, 2008

Peter Jakobsen

I am adding this book to my list of outrageously expensive books that will never become mainstream because the substance of the author has been overwhelmed by the greed of the publisher. This book cost less than a penny a page to produce and received no marketng to speak of.

As a publisher and author myself, I strongly recommend that all authors publish their word in PDF form free online, and also ensure their contract with any publisher includes a not-to-exceed price for a hard or soft cover copy for the publisher.

Amazon allows URLs in the comment section. I now search for books like this on the web rather than paying such an outrageous price. I have sent email to the author encouraging him to identify an online location for a PDF(not necessarily of the book, but of the core ideas). If I receive that, I will post the link as a comment.

I take the Nordics very seriously, both in peace operations and in peace intelligence. They taught me (in Sweden) the importance of what they call Multinational Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information Sharing (M4IS). In the comment below I provide two links, one to the new book on Peace Intelligence that is being edited by Col Jan-Inge Svensson, the other to the one page portal to Open Source Intelligence which now gives way to Public Intelligence.

See also:
Peacekeeping Intelligence: Emerging Concepts for the Future
Intelligence Power in Peace and War

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