RDF 18-02-25

Activity: Other


The consequences of international interventions in civil wars and humanitarian crises are raising growing concerns. Liberal Peace Interventions aimed at easing peace or remaking states have often been counterproductive, leading to protracted conflicts territorial fragmentation, power competition, and the spread of social and humanitarian insecurity. The UN-NATO led in intervention in Libya represents one of the most emblematic cases of ‘irresponsible’ intervention, resulting in the country’s disintegration. This project seeks to advance a novel understanding of how interventions contribute to the ‘unmaking’ of political orders. Among scholars a fundamental rethinking on intervention is underway, that critiques the ‘coloniality’ of contemporary interventions, and the pervasiveness of new patterns of domination and subjugation. This project contributes to the emerging area of research advanced by decolonial, techno-politics and international political sociology scholars, by developing a critique of interventionism as tool that actually unmake the state and create fragile areas with limited sovereignty.
Period1 Sept 201928 Feb 2023