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Title Semantics of statebuilding : language, meanings and sovereignty / edited by Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Nicholas Onuf, Vojin Rakić and Petar Bojanić
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 187 pages)
Series Routledge studies in intervention and statebuilding.
Contents Introduction: disputing Weberian semantics -- World-making, state-building -- Politics, law, and the sacred: a conceptual analysis -- Kant's semantics of world (state) making -- The semantics of early statebuilding: why the Eurasian Steppe has been overlooked -- The semantics of statebuilding and nationbuilding: looking beyond neo-Weberian approaches -- Transformative statebuilding, occupation, and international law: friends or foes? -- The semantics of 'crisis management': simulation and EU statebuilding in the Balkans -- The semantics of contemporary statebuilding: Kosovo, Timor-Leste, and the 'empty-shell' approach -- The 'crisis of capitalism' and the state -- more powerful, less responsible, invariably legitimate -- The neoliberal biopolitics of resilience and the spectre of the ecofascist state
Summary This volume examines international statebuilding in terms of language and meanings, rather than focusing narrowly on current policy practices. After two decades of evolution towards more 'integrated, ' 'multi-faceted' or, simply stated, more intrusive statebuilding and peacebuilding operations, a critical literature has slowly emerged on the economic, social and political impacts of these interventions. Scholars have started to analyse the 'unintended consequences' of peacebuilding missions, analysing all aspects of interventions. Central to the book is the understanding that ..
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Subject Nation-building.
Form Electronic book
Author Lemay-Hébert, Nicolas, editor.
Onuf, Nicholas Greenwood. editor, author
Rakić, Vojin, editor, author
Bojanić, Petar. editor, author
ISBN 9781136654534
9781136654466 (electronic bk.)