What is it about?
'Being credible' means to be believable. In UN peacekeeping, peacekeepers need to present as a credible deterrent to prevent the resumption of war. But at the same time, they need to win the hearts and minds of the local population. How can they achieve both goals and still be credible?
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Why is it important?
This is important for helping us understand how and where the use of force is useful in military operations and where it would be better to engage in peace building outreach activities with civilian populations.
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This page is a summary of: Offering the Carrot and Hiding the Stick?, Global Governance A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, September 2022, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/19426720-02803003.
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