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Time to React : The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response (Reprint) (Paperback)

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In conflict-affected regions, delays in international response can have life or death consequences. The speed with which international organizations react to crises affects the prospects for communities to re-establish peace. Why then do some international organizations take longer than others to answer calls for intervention? To answer this question and explore options for reform, Time to React builds on contemporary scholarship with original data on response rates and interview evidence from 50 ambassadors across four leading organizations (AU, EU, OAS and OSCE). The explanation for variation in speed ultimately lies in core differences in institutional cultures across organizations. Although wealth and capabilities can strengthen a peace operation, it is the unspoken rules and social networks of peace and security committees at these organizations that dictate the pace with which an operation is established. This book offers a first analysis of the critical importance of and conditions shaping timeliness of crisis response by international organizations.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 252
Genre: Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: Heidi Hardt
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2017
TCIN: 51832756
UPC: 9780190655907
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-9220
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