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Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response

Heidi Hardt


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 reestablish 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, this book builds on an original database 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 lie ... More

Keywords: International organization, Peace operation, Rapid response, Conflict, Intervention, Efficiency, European Union, African Union, OSCE, OAS

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199337118
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heidi Hardt, author
University of Texas, Arlington