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Effect of regionalization on the allocation of third-party peace operations

Author(s): Dagmar Zakopalová

Journal: Obrana a Strategie
ISSN 1214-6463

Volume: 2011;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 032;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: peace operations | peacekeeping | regionalization | United Nations

The paper “Effect of regionalization on the allocation of third-party peace operations” aims to discuss and then empirically test on large-N data what is the effect of the joint activity of the United Nations, regional organizations and ad hoc coalitions of states on the allocation of peace operations in the world. It is argued that after the end of the Cold War, all the actors have become much more active in organizing peace operations in intrastate armed conflicts, but it remains rather unclear to what extent they actually share the burden of peace operations at the macro level and especially whether the United Nations focuses on the regions that are rather overlooked by the other actors. The analysis shows that there are remarkable differences among various regions as regards the involvement of international actors and in fact, regional organizations as well as the ad hoc coalitions of states tend to follow similar patterns in allocation of peace operations as the United Nations.
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