Local politics and international partners: the United Nations operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)

Bellamy, Alex J. and Williams, Paul D. (2012) Local politics and international partners: the United Nations operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). Journal of International Peacekeeping, 16 3-4: 252-281. doi:10.1163/18754112-1604004


Author Bellamy, Alex J.
Williams, Paul D.
Title Local politics and international partners: the United Nations operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI)
Journal name Journal of International Peacekeeping   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1875-4104
1875-4112
Publication date 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1163/18754112-1604004
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Issue 3-4
Start page 252
End page 281
Total pages 30
Place of publication Leiden, Netherlands
Publisher Martinus Nijhoff
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article examines the UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) by applying the framework set out by Paul Diehl and Dan Druckman. It does so in two main parts. The first describes the course and direction of UNOCI until the end of 2011. The second applies elements of the Diehl-Druckman framework to evaluate UNOCI. It argues that two particular issues stand out from the UNOCI case, and are reflected in the title of this essay. First, that in considering the evaluation of peacekeeping missions, the mandate itself needs to be front and centre and more thought needs to be given to the attribution of responsibility when the mandate calls for peacekeepers to ‘assist’ others. Second, peace processes involve multiple foreign actors and UN peace operations are only one part of the puzzle. Overlapping mandates and complex partnerships are becoming a more common feature of UN peace operations. Accounting for these in the evaluation of missions is one of the key challenges for the future.
Keyword Peacekeeping
Côte d’Ivoire
Evaluation
United Nations
Protection of civilians
Civil war
Cote d’Ivoire
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
 
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