Intervention and State-Building in the Pacific: The Legitimacy of 'cooperative Intervention' (New Approaches to Conflict Analysis) (Hardcover)

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By Peter Lawler (Editor), Greg Fry (Editor), Tarcisius Kabutaulaka (Editor)
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State-building intervention in weak, war-torn or failing states has become a priority for the international community. However, the question of how to legitimately engage in the shaping of national governance remains, at the very least, a vexed one.

This book explores this key issue through a critical examination of a new model of state-building intervention which has recently emerged in relation to the Pacific 'arc of crisis'. Initiated by the Australian Government in 2003, this 'cooperative intervention' doctrine, built on declared principles of partnership and respect for sovereignty, seems to offer a legitimate way to engage in state-building intervention.

Drawing on a group of distinguished Pacific specialists, this book mounts a critique of these claims, showing how international legitimacy does not automatically translate into political legitimacy among those in the affected societies; and how the attempt to legitimise the intervention internationally may actually work against such legitimacy in the recipient state.

These insights will be of value to those interested in public policy studies, international law, development studies and international relations.

About the Author


Greg Fry is Hedley Bull Fellow and Director of Graduate Studies in International Affairs in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University. Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka is Research Fellow at the East-West Center's Pacific Islands Development Program


Product Details
ISBN: 9780719076831
ISBN-10: 0719076838
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2008
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: New Approaches to Conflict Analysis