This article is a response to Roland Paris’s article, Saving Liberal Peacebuilding, published in 2010 in the same journal. Authors of this article have been criticized in Paris’s article and accused of misunderstanding or misinterpreting liberal peacebuilding....

Roland Paris is the author of At War’s End, a book published in 2004 criticizing liberal peacebuilding. In this article, he argues that liberal peacebuilding has some shortcomings but there does not exist a viable alternative. He believes that criticisms about...

In some civil wars we observe deployment of UN peacekeeping forces, while they are not deployed to some other civil wars. This article argues that trade ties between the civil war state and the permanent UN members are an important factor in predicting deploym...

Once a civil war ends, we assume that people have the opportunity to make a fresh start and establish rule of law. This article tests this assumption, and examines whether countries are successful in establishing rule of law after termination of violence. Thei...

After conflicts end, scholars tend to identify the post-conflict society with peace or ongoing war depending on the success of the post-conflict endeavors. The authors challenge this presumption and introduce a new conceptualization of peace by which they view...

The Peacekeeping-Peacemaking Dilemma

J. Michael Greig, Paul F. Diehl 25.09.2017 23:19 International Relations Peacebuilding

Once tension between parties turn into an armed conflict, the international community expects formation of a peacekeeping force so that peace can be realized. This article empirically tests this assumption. Authors look at interstate and intrastate wars and wh...

In peace negotiations during a civil war, possible biased stand of the third party state is crucial. This article focuses on the relationship between the stand of the mediator and success of peace negotiations. Svensson examines the impact of government-biased...

Rebuilding the failed state after a civil war has been a major research topic in academia.   Neo-liberal approach has been a popular approach to state building since the end of the Cold War. This article challenges the conventional neo-liberal approach and pro...

Rebuilding the failed state after a civil war has been a major research topic in academia.   Neo-liberal approach has been a popular approach to state building since the end of the Cold War. This article challenges the conventional neo-liberal approach and pro...