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Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

Series Editor: Aidan Hehir, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert

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.

New and Published Books

1-10 of 19 results in Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding
  1. Violence in Post-Conflict Societies

    Remarginalization, Remobilizers and Relationships

    By Anders Themnér

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This book compares post-civil war societies to look at the presence or absence of organized violence, analysing why some ex-combatants return to organised violence and others do not. Even though former fighters have been identified as a major source of insecurity, there have been few efforts to...

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Security and Hybridity after Armed Conflict

    The Dynamics of Security Provision in Post-Civil War States

    By Rens C. Willems

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This book examines the dynamics of security provision in international interventions in post-conflict states. It focuses on how international security interventions – such as Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) programmes, Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Armed Violence Reduction (...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Internal Security and Statebuilding

    Aligning Agencies and Functions

    By B. K. Greener, W. J. Fish

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This book examines international efforts to provide security in post-conflict sites and explains why internal security should be given precedence in statebuilding endeavours. The work begins by exploring the evolution of security sectors in mature liberal democratic states, before examining the...

    Published December 5th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The EU and Member State Building

    European Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans

    Edited by Soeren Keil, Zeynep Arkan

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This book critically examines the process of statebuilding by the EU, focusing on its attempts to build Member States in the Western Balkan region. This book analyses the European Union's policies towards, and the impact they have, upon the states of the Western Balkans, and assesses how these...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Humanitarian Crises, Intervention and Security

    A Framework for Evidence-Based Programming

    Edited by Liesbet Heyse, Andrej Zwitter, Rafael Wittek, Joost Herman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This book presents a new framework of analysis to assess natural and man-made disasters and humanitarian crises, and the feasibility of interventions in these complex emergencies. The past half-century has witnessed a dramatic increase in such crises - such as in Haiti, Iraq and Sudan - and this...

    Published October 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Semantics of Statebuilding

    Language, meanings and sovereignty

    Edited by Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Nicholas Onuf, Vojin Rakić, Petar Bojanić

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This volume examines international statebuilding in terms of language and meanings, rather than focusing narrowly on current policy practices. After two decades of evolution towards more ‘integrated,’ ‘multi-faceted’ or, simply stated, more intrusive statebuilding and peacebuilding operations, a...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Statebuilding and State-Formation

    The Political Sociology of Intervention

    Edited by Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This book examines the ways in which long-term processes of state-formation limit the possibilities for short-term political projects of statebuilding. Using process-oriented approaches, the contributing authors explore what happens when conscious efforts at statebuilding ‘meet’ social contexts,...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Kosovo, Intervention and Statebuilding

    The International Community and the Transition to Independence

    Edited by Aidan Hehir

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This book examines international engagement with Kosovo since NATO’s intervention in 1999, and looks at the three distinct phases of Kosovo’s development; intervention, statebuilding and independence. Kosovo remains a case study of central importance in international relations, illustrative of key...

    Published July 17th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Political Economy of Statebuilding

    Power after peace

    Edited by Mats Berdal, Dominik Zaum

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This volume examines and evaluates the impact of international statebuilding interventions on the political economy of post-conflict countries over the past 20 years. While statebuilding today is typically discussed in the context of ‘peacebuilding’ and ‘stabilisation’ operations, the current...

    Published June 17th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Mediation and Liberal Peacebuilding

    Peace from the Ashes of War?

    Edited by Mikael Eriksson, Roland Kostić

    Series: Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

    This book offers a state-of-the-art examination of peacemaking, looking at its theoretical assumptions, empirical applications and its consequences. Despite the wealth of research on external interventions and practices of Western peacebuilding, many scholars tend to rely on findings in the...

    Published February 4th 2013 by Routledge