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    Supply-side peacekeeping: theories and new evidence from a panel data analysis

    Bove, Vincenzo and Elia, L. (2010) Supply-side peacekeeping: theories and new evidence from a panel data analysis. Working Paper. Birkbeck College, University of London, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    Why do nations with heterogeneous economies, geographic positions and institutions agree to dispatch their troops to remote conflict areas? This paper explores the domestic and international determinants of countries' contribution to peacekeeping operations from 1999 to 2009. Individual nations make their decision about where, when and how to send their military personnel as well as the justifications on which they base their involvement in sovereign states. Moral imperative for peacekeeping may be universally accepted but a country decision to participate is also based on self-interest combined to the geo-strategic dimension and finally constrained by political and technical considerations. Empirical results suggest that at the domestic level technical forces, such as the sustainability of multiple missions and military capabilities, all play a role. At the international level peacekeeping contributions are driven by the security threat that a conflict poses and the number of displaced people.

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    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Additional Information: BWPEF 1004
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Peacekeeping, Panel Data, Voluntary contributions
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Economics, Mathematics and Statistics
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 10:49
    Last Modified: 11 Oct 2016 15:27
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/7551

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