Evaluating the Conflict-Reducing Effect of UN Peacekeeping Operations

  title={Evaluating the Conflict-Reducing Effect of UN Peacekeeping Operations},
  author={H{\aa}vard Hegre and Lisa Hultman and H{\aa}vard Mokleiv Nyg{\aa}rd},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={215 - 232}
Several studies show a beneficial effect of peacekeeping operations (PKOs). However, by looking at individual effect pathways (intensity, duration, recurrence, diffusion) in isolation, they underestimate the peacekeeping impact of PKOs. We propose a novel method of evaluating the combined impact across all pathways based on a statistical model of the efficacy of UN PKOs in preventing the onset, escalation, continuation, and recurrence of internal armed conflict. We run a set of simulations… Expand
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