Problems of International Politics

Problems of International Politics

Autesserre, Severine (Barnard College, Columbia University)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This book suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. Based on several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world, it demonstrates that everyday elements - such as the expatriates' social habits and usual approaches to understanding their areas of operation - strongly influence peacebuilding effectiveness.
Introduction; 1. Studying the everyday; Part I. Constructing Knowledge of the Host Country: 2. The politics of knowledge; 3. Local reactions; 4. Fumbling in the dark; Part II. Constructing and Maintaining Boundaries: 5. The interveners' circle; 6. A structure of inequality; 7. Daily work routines; Conclusion: transforming Peaceland; Appendix: an ethnographic approach.
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