Regulating Statehood: State Building and the Transformation of the Global Order

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

byShahar Hameiri

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Shahar Hameiri argues that state building interventions are creating a new form of transnationally regulated statehood. Using case-studies from the Asia-Pacific, he analyzes the politics of state building and the implications for contemporary statehood and the global order.

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Shahar Hameiri argues that state building interventions are creating a new form of transnationally regulated statehood. Using case-studies from the Asia-Pacific, he analyzes the politics of state building and the implications for contemporary statehood and the global order.

SHAHAR HAMEIRI is Lecturer in International Politics and Fellow of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia. His research has focused on state building and new modes of governance in the Asia-Pacific. His work has been published in journals including Millennium, The Pacific Review and Third World Quarterly.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.64 × 5.74 × 0.74 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230251862

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Regulatory State Building and the Transformation of Statehood
Beyond Methodological Nationalism, Towards a New Regulatory Framework
State Building, Risk Management and the Transformation of the State
State Building: The Emergence of a New Mode of Governance
Who Intervenes? State Transformation and the Meta-Governance of State Building
The Australian Federal Police and Australia's New Regional Frontier
The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands and the Politics of State Transformation
State Building, Patronage and the Anti-Pluralist Politics of Stability in Cambodia
Conclusion: Transformed Statehood and the Politics of Scale
Notes
References
Index

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"This book takes on the dominant belief that rescuing failed states is simply a selfless humanitarian exercise. Shahar Hameiri argues that interventions to rescue failed states are deeply contested exercises of political power and resistance that transform both the states being intervened in and the intervening states themselves. It is a provocative and important book." --Michael Wesley, Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Australia  "This book investigates the partial collapse of the legitimacy of the liberal peace project while statebuilding continues regardless. It is a crucial contribution to the debate surrounding these dynamics, introducing a grounded comparative and critical discussion of how and why this happens, its implications for international order, and for the future of statebuilding. The author shows that the praxes of statebuilding have already shifted beyond current academic and policy prescriptions, and that an understanding of this is crucial if the experience of statehood by its subjects is to be situated in context and not in distant ideals." --Oliver Richmond, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of St Andrews, UK