Peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations, broadly defined, are interventions of external third-party military, civilian, or police personnel (or any combination of the three) into areas of violent conflict, with the aim of reducing violence and building sustainable models of peace. This working group examines the role of international and regional organisations, initiatives by single states, as well as efforts of non-governmental international organisations, extending across the range of military, police and civilian personnel in field operations.
The working group encourages theoretical engagement with the broader concepts taken from International Studies that underpin such interventions and the decision-making process behind them.We also encourage policy relevant analysis which engages with decision-makers and practitioners in the field as well as in troop contributing countries (TCCs). We encourage interaction with different levels of analysis from understanding the experience of those at the receiving end of such interventions, the views of deployed personnel up to the outlook at the strategic-level decision-making processes undertaken by policy elites. We work in collaboration with other BISA working groups and policy think tanks such as UNA-UK and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
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