Conflict management capabilities of peace-brokering international organizations, 1945–2010: A new dataset

  title={Conflict management capabilities of peace-brokering international organizations, 1945–2010: A new dataset},
  author={Magnus Lundgren},
  journal={Conflict Management and Peace Science},
  pages={198 - 223}
  • Magnus Lundgren
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Conflict Management and Peace Science
The expectation that international organizations (IOs) can play a role in the resolution of violent conflict has spawned a process of institutional growth in the post-Second World War period. IOs at all levels have expanded existing instruments of conflict management and have gradually established new ones, such as mediation support units, early warning systems and standby military forces. Empirical research on this process has suffered from a lack of systematic, cross-temporal data. Seeking to… Expand
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