International Security and Peacebuilding

International Security and Peacebuilding : Africa, the Middle East, and Europe

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The end of the Cold War was to usher in an era of peace based on flourishing democracies and free market economies worldwide. Instead, new wars, including the war on terrorism, have threatened international, regional, and individual security and sparked a major refugee crisis. This volume of essays on international humanitarian interventions focuses on what interests are promoted through these interventions and how efforts to build liberal democracies are carried out in failing states. Focusing on Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, an international group of contributors shows that best practices of protection and international state-building have not been applied uniformly. Together the essays provide a theoretical and empirical critique of global liberal governance and, as they note challenges to regional and international cooperation, they reveal that global liberal governance may threaten fragile governments and endanger human security at all more

Product details

  • Hardback | 212 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 20g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253023769
  • 9780253023766

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A strong, multi-regional analysis of global liberal governance, its practice, and outcomes. By adopting a critical discursive approach to these questions, these essays challenge conventional narratives about recent operations, both the most turbulent and the most successful. -- Kenneth Omeje, editor of Conflict and Peacebuilding in the African Great Lakes Regionshow more

About Abu Bakarr Bah

Abu Bakarr Bah is Associate Professor of Sociology at Northern Illinois University. He is author of Breakdown and Reconstitution: Democracy, the National-State, and Ethnicity in Nigeria and editor-in-chief of African Conflict and Peacebuilding more

Table of contents

Introduction: The Conundrums of Global Liberal Governance Abu Bakarr Bah1. Negotiating Narratives: R2P and the Conundrum of the Monopoly of Legitimized Use of Force Rebecca Gulowski2. Responsibility to Protect: The Paradox of International Intervention in Africa Dauda Abubakar3. Dancing Boys and the Moral Dilemmas of Military Missions: The Practice of Bacha Bazi in Afghanistan Michelle Schut and Eva van Baarle4. Managerial Capacity in Peacekeeping Operations: The Case of EUFOR Unsal Sigri, M. Abdulkadir Varoglu and Ufuk Basar5. Personalized Mediations and Interventions in the Ivoirian Conflict Amy Niang6. African Agency in New Humanitarianism and Responsible Governance Abu Bakarr Bah7. Regime Change: Neo-Liberal State-Building and Its Collapse on Iraqi Society Deniz GokalpBibliographyAbout the ContributorsIndexshow more