Peacekeeping Operations

Michael W. Doyle and Nicholas Sambanis

in The Oxford Handbook on the United Nations

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199560103
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Politics & International Relations

Peacekeeping Operations

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This article attempts to analyze the effectiveness of contemporary UN peacekeeping as part of a comprehensive strategy to achieve sustainable peace. It shows that ‘success’ and ‘failure’ are from a subjective judgment from the evaluator. It examines peacekeeping and its interactions with peacemaking, peace enforcement, and post-conflict reconstruction. Furthermore, participation is viewed as the key variable in success, rather than a mere cessation of violence.

Keywords: peacekeeping operations; effectiveness; strategy; sustainable peace; peacemaking; peace enforcement; post-conflict reconstruction; participation; violence; cessation

Article.  10699 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

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