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Andrew Hart

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Rallying The Troops: Collective Action And Self-Interest In Un Peacekeeping Contributions, Timothy Ja Passmore, Megan Shannon, Andrew F. Hart Dec 1995

Rallying The Troops: Collective Action And Self-Interest In Un Peacekeeping Contributions, Timothy Ja Passmore, Megan Shannon, Andrew F. Hart

Andrew Hart

Is the acquisition of personnel for UN peacekeeping missions susceptible to free-riding by UN member states? If so, what drives this behavior and what impact does this have on obtaining required personnel for the mission? Using data from 21 missions in 13 African countries between 1990 and 2010, this article addresses whether UN peacekeeping missions experience a shortfall in personnel due to incentives to free-ride by contributing states. It argues that as the number of states contributing to a mission increases, contributors have a greater incentive to free-ride and make suboptimal personnel contributions, leading to greater overall shortfall in the ...