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2016

School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

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United Nations Peacekeeping And The Duration Of Post-Civil Conflict Peace, Lisa Hultman, Jacob Kathman, Megan Shannon Jul 2016

United Nations Peacekeeping And The Duration Of Post-Civil Conflict Peace, Lisa Hultman, Jacob Kathman, Megan Shannon

Megan Shannon

How do the qualities of United Nations peacekeeping operations (PKOs) influence the duration of peace after civil wars? Recent work shows that UN peacekeeping extends the duration of peace. However, this work has only been able to assess whether the presence or absence of UN missions affects post-conflict peace processes. Such analyses offer little in the way of policy prescriptions for planning and structuring PKOs to effectively pursue their goals. By employing fine-grained data on the personnel composition of PKOs, and generating expectations from rationalist bargaining models of civil war, we argue that the number and type of personnel deployed ...