Just How Humanitarian are Interventions? Peacekeeping and the Prevention of Civilian Killings during and after Civil Wars

45 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last revised: 9 Sep 2009

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Sarah E. Kreps

Cornell University

Geoffrey L. Wallace

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Does the presence of a peacekeeping force reduce violence against civilians during or after civil war? Does it matter whether that peacekeeping force acts under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) or a regional security organization? Are observer, traditional peacekeeping, multidimensional, and enforcement missions equally effective or does mandate affect levels of violence? Much ink has been spilled on related questions in the peacekeeping literature, but almost all existing research has focused on whether peacekeeping operations (PKOs) help maintain peace after civil wars, concentrated on the resumption of civil war between factions, and either focused entirely on UN PKOs or conflated UN with non-UN-led operations.

Suggested Citation

Kreps, Sarah E. and Wallace, Geoffrey L., Just How Humanitarian are Interventions? Peacekeeping and the Prevention of Civilian Killings during and after Civil Wars (2009). APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1450574

Sarah E. Kreps (Contact Author)

Cornell University ( email )

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States

Geoffrey L. Wallace

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