Revisiting the framework: extensions and refinements

Daniel Druckman, Paul F. Diehl

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In this article, the peace operations framework is re-evaluated based on the case applications performed by the authors in this issue. A number of suggestions are made for extending and refining the framework. Extensions include adding conflict prevention as a core goal, taking politically-motivated judgments into account, and adding context-specific variables including factors over which peacekeepers have limited control. Refinements include moving some dimensions to other goal categories, adjusting the sequencing of variables based on case-specific considerations, and several definitional and assessment issues. These suggestions contribute to an improved framework without altering the conception of peace operations as a set of interconnected and mutually-reinforcing processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-353
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of International Peacekeeping
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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