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Incentivizing Peace: How International Organizations Can Help Prevent Civil Wars in Member Countries

Jaroslav Tir and Johannes Karreth

Abstract

Civil wars are one of the most pressing problems facing the world. Common approaches such as mediation, intervention, and peacekeeping have produced some results in managing ongoing civil wars, but they fall short in preventing civil wars in the first place. This book argues for considering civil wars from a developmental perspective to identify steps to assure that nascent, low-level armed conflicts do not escalate to full-scale civil wars. We show that highly structured intergovernmental organizations (IGOs, e.g. the World Bank or IMF) are particularly well positioned to engage in civil war ... More

Keywords: civil war, conflict management, intergovernmental organization (IGO), institutional design, mediation, intervention, peacekeeping, Syria, East Timor, Ivory Coast

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190699512
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190699512.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaroslav Tir, author
Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

Johannes Karreth, author
Assistant Professor of Political Scienc, University at Albany, State University of New York