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Composing Peace: Mission Composition in UN Peacekeeping

Vincenzo Bove, Chiara Ruffa, and Andrea Ruggeri


The book explores how diversity in United Nations’ peace mission composition affects peacekeeping effectiveness. It identifies four key dimensions of composition: Blue Helmets’ field diversity, top mission leadership diversity (between Force Commander and Special Representative of the Secretary General), vertical leadership distance (Leadership-Blue Helmets), and horizontal distance with the local population. Each dimension of diversity of mission is measured as linguistic, geographical, and religious distance. Our book conceptualizes original mechanisms—i. resolve commitment; ii. informative ... More

Keywords: UN peacekeeping composition, UN leadership, mission success, UNIFIL II, MINUSMA, MINUSCA, qualitative analysis, quantitative methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198790655
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198790655.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vincenzo Bove, author
Professor of Politics and International Relations, University of Warwick

Chiara Ruffa, author
Academy fellow and Associate Professor, Uppsala University and Swedish Defence University

Andrea Ruggeri, author
Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Brasenose College, University of Oxford