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Exit Strategies and State Building$
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Richard Caplan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199760114

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760114.001.0001

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Exit and Peace Support Operations

Exit and Peace Support Operations

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(p.79) 5 Exit and Peace Support Operations
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Exit Strategies and State Building
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William J. Durch

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760114.003.0005

This chapter is about exit strategies and complex peace support operations (PSOs). It sets up a typology of operations that emphasizes the degree of operational involvement in and authority over postconflict state-building. It examines alternatives to outright mission success as sources of mission exit and notes the common sources of such shortfalls. It examines the debate that continues about how much state-building is enough to ensure a reasonable chance of successful exit—a debate that arose when holding national elections was abandoned in the 1990s as sufficient reason for a complex operation to draw down and leave. That shift changed PSO exits from an event to a sometimes-extended process, whose successful implementation requires continuing, high-level political cover, over which the operation often has little control.

Keywords:   exit strategy, peace consolidation, peacekeeping, postconflict, elections, transition

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