UN Intervention Practices in Iraq: A Discursive Approach to International Interventions

1st Edition

Kerstin Eppert

Routledge
February 6, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9781138352827 - CAT# K395452
Series: Routledge Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

was $140.00

USD$112.00

SAVE ~$28.00

Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!

Summary

This book analyses UN intervention discourses and practices in Iraq and develops a deconstructive approach to international interventions.

Hitherto, most analyses of the conflict in Iraq in 2003 have established the UN’s role as path-dependent from the foreign policy of the US and the UK, and largely portrayed it as a mediator and fervent opponent of international intervention. Analysing the UN Security Council and the later UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) from 2000 to 2010, this book undoes this path-dependency and puts the UN’s relationship with Iraq center-stage. It develops a deconstructive, critical approach that identifies subject construction and reflexivity as central processes of intervention practices and concludes that (non-)intervention is deeply connected to the stabilization of political identities and representations. Using extensive primary data, the book contributes a new perspective on international interventions.

This book will be of much interest to students of peace and conflict studies, intervention and statebuilding, Middle Eastern studies, and International Relations.

Share this Title