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Consideration of Local Teleological Component of Armed Conflicts as an Important Factor for Civilian Police Efficiency Within International Peacekeeping Operations

NCJ Number
Internal Security Volume: 2 Issue: 2 Dated: July - December 2010 Pages: 173-180
Volodymyr Piadyshev
Date Published
December 2010
8 pages
In the article, the classification of carriers of domestic armed conflicts teleology was offered.
In the last 20 years an increase in the number of armed conflicts can be observed. Every one of these conflicts has a dangerous potential to trigger a conflict. It can be noticed that there are qualitative changes in the nature of conflicts, in that they are transforming from interstate to domestic ones. Therefore, the activity of civilian police within international peacekeeping operations is brought to the foreground. Teleology of conflict - interweaving of interests of many subjects, exerts a great multidimensional impact on internal conflicts. Unfortunately, at the same time, authors of works on the effectiveness of the activities of civilian police do not pay much attention to the issue of teleology of conflicts. It is still perceived in a simplified way, with two subjects- antagonists, as it is in the case of an interstate conflict. The division has been made into positive (tending to end the conflict) and negative components (fueling the flames of a conflict), as well as external and internal ones. There have been investigated both hidden and open interests of the subjects: ethnical and religious strata of local communities, organized crime, local police, political parties, and local mass media. Ways of development and utilizing positive interests have been proposed. Moreover, there have been offered the ways to reveal and end negative interests by means of an international peacekeeping operation. The stages of such an operation are also presented. (Published Abstract)