The Effect of Peacekeeping Operations on Violence Against Civilians in Africa: A Critical Re-Analysis

21 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2014

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Matthew Adam Kocher

Yale University - Department of Political Science

Date Written: November 11, 2014

Abstract

Can UN peacekeepers succeed in protecting civilians in civil war zones? In the pages of the AJPS, Hultman, Kathman, and Shannon (2013) test the effectiveness of peacekeepers using original data on 36 African conflicts from 1991-2008. They find that peacekeeping troops and police dramatically reduce violence against civilians. In this research note, I re-analyze their data. Taking into account temporal variation within conflicts, I find no evidence that peacekeepers have affected violence against civilians in the conflicts where they have been deployed.

Keywords: UN, Peacekeepers, violence, civil war, Africa

Suggested Citation

Kocher, Matthew Adam, The Effect of Peacekeeping Operations on Violence Against Civilians in Africa: A Critical Re-Analysis (November 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2522997 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2522997

Matthew Adam Kocher (Contact Author)

Yale University - Department of Political Science ( email )

Box 208269
New Haven, DC 06520-8269
United States

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