International Intervention and State-building
The course surveys scholarly and policy debates on contemporary international intervention and statebuilding, including humanitarian intervention, Responsibility to Protect, development and humanitarian aid. It critically examines both the liberal peace perspective, focusing on institution/capacity building and good governance, and the critical debates which expose the neo-colonial discourses of international interveners. Against these divisions, the course aims to look closer at the intersection between the local, transnational, and global politics to examine the relations among different actors involved in the statebuilding project. It seeks in particular to familiarise students with theoretical, analytical and policy means to understand the practices of contemporary statebuilding.