Daxner, Michael (2017) A Society of Intervention - An Essay on Conflicts in Afghanistan and Other Military Interventions. Monografie. BIS-Verlag, Oldenburg, ISBN 978-3-8142-2358-2.

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The purpose of this essay is to reflect on the relationship between intervention and governance. Interventions, notably military ones, play a significant role in the research on governance under the conditions of limited statehood. One of the main concerns of this research is the comparison of governance in consolidated states with well-developed statehood, such as in OECD countries, and governance in the rest of the world, where statehood is fragile, unstable, or even non-existent. More often than not, statehood cannot easily develop due to either preceding wars and violence or conditions of attempted conflict regulation by armed forces. Consolidated statehood shows a limited variance regarding the quality and sustainability of consolidation. The analysis of the many limits of and limitations to statehood is more complex and often related to the similarly complex field of governance. All this is a challenge to mainstream constructivism. Readers may wonder how little I explicitly refer to the theory and application of my research center’s special approach to governance. While this essay can be partially understood as an homage to the SFB 700, its original approach to “governance” has undergone several empirical turns that have put it rather in the framework than in the core of the Center’s investigations. Societies of interventions, as I am describing and analyzing them, have an evident connection to governance. It is these societies that are at the center of my considerations, not the multifold facets of governance in context.

Item Type: Monograph (Art der Monografie: Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Society of intervention, military intervention, Afghanistan, governance
Subjects: Social sciences > Political science
Social sciences > Economics
Social sciences > Public administration
Social sciences > Military science
Divisions: Miscellaneous > BIS Publishing House
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 12:56
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2018 13:17
URI: https://oops.uni-oldenburg.de/id/eprint/3684
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-37651

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