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Supply of peacekeeping: How do ethnic ties affect states´ decisions to participate in UN peacekeeping missions?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this thesis I aim to elaborate on what factors stimulate states to supply peacekeepers to United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions. The main interest is how ethnic ties between the potential sender of peacekeeping and the receiver of peacekeeping affects the sender’s decision to participate in UN peacekeeping. Further, determining factors presented in previous studies are scrutinized and their robustness is tested. Using a large dataset including all potential senders and all UN missions that took place between 1999 and 2009, I find a negative correlation between ethnic ties and participation in UN peacekeeping missions. This study is fruitful in furthering our understanding of what makes states participate in UN peacekeeping missions. Learning more about what motivates states to participate in peacekeeping missions can ease the process of ex-ante analyzing available resources and expected costs.

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peacekeeping, supply, ethnic ties, conflict, United Nations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-255411OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-255411DiVA: diva2:822045
Available from: 2015-06-16 Created: 2015-06-16 Last updated: 2015-06-16Bibliographically approved

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