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...

This article is a good survey of civil war termination and how civil war termination affects the prospects for enduring peace and democratization. The main finding of the article is that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, civil wars ending with negotiated s...

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...

Although the title of the article sounds that this is an examination of consequences of negotiated settlements, the article actually is a review and test of several arguments about civil war termination. He challenges some widely-accepted arguments in the lite...

Partitioning a state after civil war ens has been debated by political scientists and policy makers. It is believed that partition is the most favorable solution to a civil war because the fighting groups will not have tol ive together in the future, hence pro...