Does Peacekeeping Work?
Shaping Belligerents' Choices After Civil War
By (author) Virginia Page Fortna
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Does Peacekeeping Work? by Virginia Page Fortna
Book DescriptionIn the last fifteen years, the number, size, and scope of peacekeeping missions deployed in the aftermath of civil wars have increased exponentially. From Croatia and Cambodia, to Nicaragua and Namibia, international personnel have been sent to maintain peace around the world. But does peacekeeping work? And if so, how? In Does Peacekeeping Work? Virginia Page Fortna answers these questions through the systematic analysis of civil wars that have taken place since the end of the Cold War. She compares peacekeeping and nonpeacekeeping cases, and she investigates where peacekeepers go, showing that their missions are crucial to the most severe internal conflicts in countries and regions where peace is otherwise likely to falter. Fortna demonstrates that peacekeeping is an extremely effective policy tool, dramatically reducing the risk that war will resume. Moreover, she explains that relatively small and militarily weak consent-based peacekeeping operations are often just as effective as larger, more robust enforcement missions. Fortna examines the causal mechanisms of peacekeeping, paying particular attention to the perspective of the peacekept--the belligerents themselves--on whose decisions the stability of peace depends. Based on interviews with government and rebel leaders in Sierra Leone, Mozambique, and the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, Does Peacekeeping Work? demonstrates specific ways in which peacekeepers alter incentives, alleviate fear and mistrust, prevent accidental escalation to war, and shape political procedures to stabilize peace.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691136714
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Virginia Page Fortna
Peace Time, Paperback (March 2004)» View all books by Virginia Page Fortna
Why do cease-fire agreements sometimes last for years while others flounder barely long enough to be announced? How to maintain peace in the aftermath of war is arguably one of the most important questions of the post - Cold War era. This title offers an analysis of why cease-fires between states succeed or fail.
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Author Biography - Virginia Page Fortna
Virginia Page Fortna is associate professor of political science at Columbia University. She is the author of "Peace Time: Cease-Fire Agreements and the Durability of Peace" (Princeton).
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