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First Name
Megan
Last Name
Shannon
Country
United States
University
University of Colorado
Keywords
International conflict, civil wars, conflict management, United Nations peacekeeping, international organizations, international law
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About Me

My research explores how global institutions influence human and interstate security. It builds from the premise that international and civil violence occur because relevant political actors cannot commit to ceasing violent behavior. I show that international law and organizations often help actors forgo the use of violence and reach peaceful settlements.

Recent Publications

“United Nations Peacekeeping Dynamics and the Duration of Post-Civil Conflict Peace.” Conflict Management and Peace Science. with Lisa Hultman and Jacob Kathman.

Beyond Keeping Peace: United Nations Effectiveness in the Midst of Fighting.American Political Science Review 108(4):737-753with Lisa Hultman and Jacob Kathman.

United Nations Peacekeeping and Civilian Protection in Civil War.” American Journal of Political Science 57(4):875-891. with Lisa Hultman and Jacob Kathman.

Media Coverage

https://cpgearlywarning.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/un-peacekeeping-and-violence-in-civil-wars/

http://themonkeycage.org/2013/08/does-peacekeeping-reduce-violence-against-civilians/

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