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Bosnia shows that peacekeeping missions in civil conflicts can often have little impact on the level of violence

Costalli, Stefano (2014) Bosnia shows that peacekeeping missions in civil conflicts can often have little impact on the level of violence. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (25 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine have been accompanied by calls for intervention from foreign countries. One possibility for this form of intervention would be a peacekeeping mission of the kind conducted by the UN in Bosnia during the 1990s, but do such missions actually have the capacity to stabilise conflict-torn regions? Using data from the Bosnian war, Stefano Costalli writes on the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations. He notes that peacekeepers were generally deployed in the areas in Bosnia which had the highest levels of violence, but that the response was largely reactive and often suffered delays. Ultimately there was no link between the deployment of UN peacekeepers and an actual reduction in violence.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 11:18
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2019 01:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71902

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