Research at the Department related to the topic of peacekeeping.
Protection of Civilians: UN Peacekeeping Strategies and Their Effectiveness
Project Period: 2013 - 2015
Ending Atrocities: Third Party Interventions into Civil Wars
Project Period: 2015 - 2020
This project aims to explore the role of third parties in civil war, with a particular emphasis on evaluating a broad set of measures to end atrocities and violent conflicts with disastrous consequences for the civilian population.
The Legitimate Intervener
Armed Intervention in Afghanistan and the Quest for Local Legitimacy
Project Period: 2010 – 2015 (ongoing)
Recent armed interventions have called on intervening armed forces to (re)build a legitimate social contract between host citizens and host authorities; a social contract that is viable without the presence of intervening armed forces. This research project explores perceptions of local legitimacy in the context of armed intervention in Afghanistan, focusing in particular on the relationship between Afghan population and intervening forces.
Peacemakers at Risk: Understanding Violence against Third Party Interveners
Project Period: 2010 – ongoing