V. Page Fortna, Institute member and associate professor in the department of political science, has published a new book entitled
Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents’ Choices after Civil War (Princeton University Press, July 2008).  The book examines the effectiveness of peacekeeping efforts through the systematic analysis of civil wars that have taken place since the end of the Cold War.  It demonstrates specific ways in which peacekeepers alter incentives, alleviate fear and mistrust, prevent accidental escalation to war, and shape political procedures to stabilize peace.

On Monday, October 20, at 7pm, BOOK CULTURE will host a discussion of the new book featuring Dr. Fortna and Professor Michael Doyle, School of International and Public Affairs. Click here for information on the event.