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Life After War - A Quantitative Study of the Effect of UN Peacekeeping Operations on Postwar Public Health
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

War could be one of the major threats to human health, leading to deaths, injuries and the destruction of vital health-related infrastructure. The potential ways to reduce the negative effects in the aftermath of war on health, have however to a large extent been omitted in peace and conflict research. This paper seeks to address this gap by studying the effect of UN peacekeeping operations on postwar public health, arguing that UN peacekeeping operations can improve postwar public health by reducing exposure to health hazards and increasing both individuals’ and health services’ capacity to deal with health problems. By studying 110 civil wars ending between 1944 and 1997 in various geographical regions, this paper aims at contributing with more knowledge in this specific area of research through a quantitative analysis by conducting OLS regressions. The findings do not however generate any substantial support for the notion that UN peacekeeping operations have a positive effect on postwar health.

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2018. , p. 52
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Postwar, civil war, public health, peacekeeping operations, UN
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-348143OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-348143DiVA, id: diva2:1196908
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Peace and Conflict Studies
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Available from: 2018-04-16 Created: 2018-04-11 Last updated: 2018-04-16Bibliographically approved

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