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.
Kosovo and Transitional Justice The Pursuit of Justice After Large Scale Conflict
Europeanization and Statebuilding as Everyday Practices Performing Europe in the Western Balkans
The Practice of Humanitarian Intervention Aid workers, Agencies and Institutions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Local Legitimacy in Peacebuilding Pathways to Local Compliance with International Police Reform
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 –&...
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...
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 ...
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 ...