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Peacekeeping Works, or Does It?

Dorussen, H (2014) 'Peacekeeping Works, or Does It?' Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, 20 (4). pp. 527-537. ISSN 1079-2457

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There is a renewed scholarly interest in peacekeeping with quantitative, systematic empirical studies figuring prominently. Arguably, this recent work has gone some way to address two puzzles that have consistently surrounded debates on peacekeeping. The first puzzle is that reporting on peacekeeping and public opinion tend to be critical. Regardless, peacekeeping has become an important element of efforts by the international community to resolve conflict. The second puzzle of peacekeeping is the contrast between quantitative, comparative studies and case studies in their assessment of the effectiveness of peacekeeping. This survey shows that recent research provides general evidence supporting the importance of peacekeeping, but some serious concerns remain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: peacekeeping; quantitative research; Timor Leste
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 14:12
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:28

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