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Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

About the Series

The series publishes monographs and edited collections analysing a wide range of policy interventions associated with statebuilding. It asks broader questions about the dynamics, purposes and goals of this interventionist framework and assesses the impact of externally-guided policy-making.

Advisory Board: Berit Bliesemann de Guevara, Aberystwyth University; Morten Boas, NUPI; Adam Branch, San Diego State University; David Chandler, University of Westminster; Adrian Gallagher, University of Leeds; Luke Glanville, Australian National University; Shahar Hameiri, Murdoch University; John Heathershaw, University of Exeter; Eric Heinze, University of Oklahoma; Robert Murray, University of Alberta; Lee P. M. Seymour, University of Amsterdam; Timea Spitka, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Statebuilding Missions and Media Development A Context-Sensitive Approach

Statebuilding Missions and Media Development: A Context-Sensitive Approach

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By Kerstin Tomiak
August 27, 2021

This book examines the effects of media interventions in the global South, and argues for a more adaptive, context-sensitive media development. The work investigates media development as part of statebuilding, and the effects that Western-led media has in, and on, a newly built state. Drawing on ...

Kosovo and Transitional Justice The Pursuit of Justice After Large Scale Conflict

Kosovo and Transitional Justice: The Pursuit of Justice After Large Scale Conflict

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Edited By Aidan Hehir, Furtuna Sheremeti
July 16, 2021

This book analyses efforts to achieve justice in Kosovo for victims of crimes committed during the conflict in the 1990s, relating this to broader debates on transitional justice. The war in Kosovo has come under the jurisdiction of a number of mechanisms which fit within the broader framework of ...

Europeanization and Statebuilding as Everyday Practices Performing Europe in the Western Balkans

Europeanization and Statebuilding as Everyday Practices: Performing Europe in the Western Balkans

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By Vjosa Musliu
May 18, 2021

This book provides a critical understanding of Europeanization and statebuilding in the Western Balkans, using the notion of everyday practices. This volume argues that it is everyday and mundane events that provide the entry points to showcase a broader set of practices of Europeanization in ...

International Peacebuilding and Local Involvement A Liberal Renaissance?

International Peacebuilding and Local Involvement: A Liberal Renaissance?

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By Dahlia Simangan
January 29, 2019

This book interrogates the common perception that liberal peace is in crisis and explores the question: can the local turn save liberal peacebuilding? Presenting a case for a liberal renaissance in peacebuilding, the work interrogates the assumptions behind the popular perception that liberal ...

New Agendas in Statebuilding Hybridity, Contingency and History

New Agendas in Statebuilding: Hybridity, Contingency and History

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Edited By Robert Egnell, Peter Haldén
August 10, 2018

This volume connects the study of statebuilding to broader aspects of social theory and the historical study of the state, bringing forth new questions and starting-points, both academically and practically, for the field. Building states has become a highly prioritized issue in international ...

Deferring Peace in International Statebuilding Difference, Resilience and Critique

Deferring Peace in International Statebuilding: Difference, Resilience and Critique

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By Pol Bargués-Pedreny
May 31, 2018

This book explores the last 25 years of international peacebuilding and recasts them as a growing crisis of confidence in universal ideas of peacebuilding and self-government. Since current peacebuilding interventions are abandoning domineering, top-down and linear methodologies, and experimenting ...

Statebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa The Aftermath of Regime Change

Statebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa: The Aftermath of Regime Change

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By Irene Costantini
April 05, 2018

This book examines the regime changes in Iraq and Libya to unravel the complexity of statebuilding in countries emerging from authoritarianism and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Framed in a comparative study of post-2003 Iraq and post-2011 Libya, the book examines ...

Peace Figuration after International Intervention Intentions, Events and Consequences of Liberal Peacebuilding

Peace Figuration after International Intervention: Intentions, Events and Consequences of Liberal Peacebuilding

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By Gëzim Visoka
February 12, 2018

This book examines the adverse impacts of liberal peacebuilding in conflict-affected societies. It introduces ‘peace figuration’ as a new analytical framework for studying the intentionality, performativity, and consequences of liberal peacebuilding. The work challenges current theories and views ...

The Practice of Humanitarian Intervention Aid workers, Agencies and Institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Practice of Humanitarian Intervention: Aid workers, Agencies and Institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

1st Edition

By Kai Koddenbrock
December 13, 2017

This book examines the practices in Western and local spheres of humanitarian intervention, and shows how the divide between these spheres helps to perpetuate Western involvement. Using the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a case study – an object of Western intervention since colonial times –&...

Local Legitimacy in Peacebuilding Pathways to Local Compliance with International Police Reform

Local Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Pathways to Local Compliance with International Police Reform

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By Birte Julia Gippert
August 24, 2017

This book analyses the role of legitimacy in explaining local actors’ compliance with international peacebuilding operations. The book provides a comparative, micro-level study of local actors’ reasons for compliance with or resistance to international peacebuilding. Specifically, it analyses three...

The Politics of International Intervention The Tyranny of Peace

The Politics of International Intervention: The Tyranny of Peace

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Edited By Mandy Turner, Florian P. Kühn
June 30, 2017

This book critically explores the practices of peacebuilding, and the politics of the communities experiencing intervention. The contributions to this volume have a dual focus. First, they analyse the practices of western intervention and peacebuilding, and the prejudices and politics that drive ...

The International Community and Statebuilding Getting Its Act Together?

The International Community and Statebuilding: Getting Its Act Together?

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Edited By Patrice McMahon, Jon Western
June 16, 2017

This book brings together policymakers and academics to analyse the international community’s performance in post-war statebuilding projects. In the past twenty years, statebuilding has emerged as a centerpiece of international efforts to stabilize violent conflicts. From the Balkans, to Iraq, to ...

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