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

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Palgrave Macmillan, Feb 21, 2012 - Political Science - 225 pages
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This new paperback edition of Justifying Interventions in Africa includes a new preface written by Professor Annika Bj÷rkdahl from Lund University.áAnalysing the UN interventions in Liberia, Burundi and the Congo, WilÚn 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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Contents

1 The Study of Sovereignty Intervention and Peace Operations in International Relations
1
The Complex Concept of Sovereignty
10
The Case of ECOWAS in Liberia
39
The Case of the Regional Initiative in Burundi
63
The Case of the SADC in the Congo
92
Indicators of Sovereignty?
116
So What? An Analysis of the Political Consequences of the Interventions on a Regional and International Level
145
8 Concluding Remarks
179
Notes
190
Bibliography
195
Index
219
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Nina Wilen is a Post-Doctoral FNRS Research Fellow at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels. She has published extensively on interventions and peacebuilding operations and in particular focused on reconstructing armies after conflict in Africa. Dr. Wilen teaches at ULB and Sciences Po Paris parallel to her research and fieldwork in Africa.

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