Power after Peace
This volume examines and evaluates the impact of international statebuilding interventions on the political economy of conflict-affected countries over the past 20 years. It focuses on countries that are emerging, or have recently emerged, from periods of war and protracted conflict. The...
Published October 15th 2012 by Routledge
Hybridity, Contingency and History
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...
Published January 10th 2013 by Routledge
Language, Meanings and Sovereignty
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...
To Be Published November 14th 2013 by Routledge
The Political Sociology of Intervention
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 February 16th 2012 by Routledge
Getting Its Act Together?
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...
Published January 26th 2012 by Routledge
Camps and the Creation of Political Space
In-depth field research with a stateless population in Bangladesh has revealed that, despite liberal theory’s reductive vision, the boundaries between statelessness and citizenship are fluid and contingent. The Urdu-speaking population in Bangladesh exemplify some of the key problems facing...
To Be Published June 18th 2013 by Routledge
Grand Illusions in the Horn of Africa
In 1998 a bloody war erupted in The Horn of Africa between Ethiopia and Eritrea. During the war Ethiopia arrested and expelled 70,000 of its citizens, and stripped another 50,000-plus of their citzenship on the basis of their presumed ethnicity. Nationalism, Law and Statelessness: Grand Illusions...
To Be Published July 10th 2013 by Routledge