Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response by Heidi HardtTime to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response by Heidi Hardt

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

byHeidi Hardt

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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 re-establish peace. Why then do some international organizations take longer than othersto answer calls for intervention? To answer this question and explore options for reform, Time to React builds on contemporary scholarship with original data on response rates and interview evidence from 50 ambassadors across four leading organizations (AU, EU, OAS and OSCE). The explanation forvariation in speed ultimately lies in core differences in institutional cultures across organizations. Although wealth and capabilities can strengthen a peace operation, it is the unspoken rules and social networks of peace and security committees at these organizations that dictate the pace withwhich an operation is established. This book offers a first analysis of the critical importance of and conditions shaping timeliness of crisis response by international organizations.

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Heidi Hardt is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine.

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Title:Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis ResponseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:December 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190655909

ISBN - 13:9780190655907

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"Timely intervention in civil conflicts can save lives, but some regional organizations are able to respond to crisis more quickly than others. In Time to React, Heidi Hardt advances a convincing and highly original explanation for this record: informal organizational norms and interpersonalties." --Miles Kahler, Rohr Professor of Pacific International Relations, University of California, San Diego