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Liberal peace implementation and the durability of post-war peace.

Mac Ginty, Roger and Lee, SungYong and Joshi, Madhav (2019) 'Liberal peace implementation and the durability of post-war peace.', International peacekeeping., 26 (4). pp. 457-486.


This article examines the correlation between the implementation of liberal peace provisions in peace accords and the duration of peace by drawing on data from the Peace Accords Matrix that comprises 34 comprehensive peace agreements signed in the post-Cold War period. Our key findings confirm that the duration of peace is improved when the liberal aspects of peace included in peace accords are implemented. In addition, the article examines peace duration in relation to UN peacekeeper deployment and mechanisms for peace accord verification – in an attempt to establish factors that enhance the duration of peace. Peacekeeping is found to have a positive impact, while verification mechanisms do not. The findings highlight the need to unpack and scrutinize more thoroughly the complex roles of liberal peacemaking.

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Date accepted:10 May 2019
Date deposited:10 May 2019
Date of first online publication:21 May 2019
Date first made open access:21 November 2020

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