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Third-Country Demand For Peacekeeping

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  • Ugurhan Berkok

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A third country's peacekeeping demand typically arises because of a conflict spilling over the national boundary, economically and politically as well as spatially, from the country in conflict. Economic and geographic proximities, as well as the intensity of the original conflict, increase the demand for peacekeeping by third countries. Moreover, strategic considerations such as free-riding may significantly alter the level of overall demand for peacekeeping. Discreteness in military technology and leadership by signalling may alleviate the collective action problem and increase peacekeeping contributions towards the optimum from their simple Nash equilibrium levels.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Defence and Peace Economics.

Volume (Year): 17 (2006)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 473-485

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Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:17:y:2006:i:5:p:473-485

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Keywords: Peacekeeping demand; Spatial differentiation; Conflict intensity; Peacekeeping as international public good; Contribution equilibrium; Insurance equilibrium; Leadership by signalling;

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