Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War

  title={Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War},
  author={K. Beardsley and D. Cunningham and Peter B. White},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={1682 - 1709}
One of the proposed benefits of third-party involvement that has been offered to justify its use is that it helps reduce the severity of conflict. Existing work finding that peacekeeping operations reduce battle-related fatalities considers peacekeeping in isolation from other forms of third-party diplomatic involvement, such as mediation. We argue that mediation has its own effect on patterns of violence. Moreover, we argue that peacekeeping and mediation can have an interactive effect, in… Expand
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