This study seeks to identify what factors determine when states and IGOs engage in resource- intensive mediation in civil conflicts. Using a longitudinal, Method of Difference comparative case study, this study evaluates three cases of mediation that occurred between 1991 and 2008, with the Russian Federation, the OSCE and the EU acting as mediators. Evaluating public opinion data in the years in which mediation occurred, the study assesses the relationship between the independent variable (public opinion) and the dependent variable (resource-intensive mediation.) This data prevents a rejection of the null hypotheses, leading to the conclusion that the hypotheses were not valid.
Goggins, Sydney, "Public Opinion and Civil War Mediation" (2017). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7524.
International Relations | Models and Methods | Political Science
civil war mediation, public opinion, foreign policy decision-making, peacekeeping
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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