Justifying Interventions in Africa: (De)Stabilizing Sovereignty in Liberia, Burundi and the Congo

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

byNina Wilén, Nina Wilén

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Analyzing the UN interventions in Liberia, Burundi and the Congo, Wilén poses the question of how one can stabilize a state through external intervention without destabilizing sovereignty. She critically examines the justifications for international and regional interventions through a social constructivist framework.

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Analyzing the UN interventions in Liberia, Burundi and the Congo, Wilén poses the question of how one can stabilize a state through external intervention without destabilizing sovereignty. She critically examines the justifications for international and regional interventions through a social constructivist framework.

NINA WILÉN isPostdoctoral Researcher in the World Politics Department at the Belgian Royal Military Academy. She is also a scientific collaborator at REPI, UniversitÉ Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, where she previously worked as a researcher in the Department of Political Science.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.56 × 5.81 × 0.86 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230313981

ISBN - 13:9780230313989

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Table of Contents

The Study of Sovereignty, Intervention and Peace Operations in International Relations
Analysing a Moving Target: Sovereignty, a Complex Concept
Intervention, Justifications and Interpretations: The Case of ECOWAS in Liberia
Sanctions, Justifications and Reactions: The Case of the Regional Initiative in Burundi
Intervention, Justifications and Interpretations: The Case of SADC in Congo
Capacity-Building and Local Ownership: Indicators of Sovereignty?
(De)Stabilization - So What?: An Analysis of the Political Consequences of the Interventions on a Regional and International Level
Concluding Remarks