Justifying Interventions in Africa: (De)Stabilizing Sovereignty in Liberia, Burundi and the Congo
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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The Complex Concept of Sovereignty
The Case of ECOWAS in Liberia
The Case of the Regional Initiative in Burundi
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