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International Security and Peacebuilding

Africa, the Middle East, and Europe

Edited by Abu Bakarr Bah

Contributions by Rebecca Gulowski, Dauda Abubakar, Eva van Baarle, Michelle Schut, M. Abdulkadir Varoglu, Ufuk Basar, Unsal Sigri, Amy Niang and Deniz Gokalp

Published by: Indiana University Press

212 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253023841
  • Published: January 2017


  • Hardcover
  • 9780253023766
  • Published: January 2017


  • eBook
  • 9780253023902
  • Published: January 2017


The end of the Cold War was to usher in an era of peace based on flourishing democracies and free market economies worldwide. Instead, new wars, including the war on terrorism, have threatened international, regional, and individual security and sparked a major refugee crisis. This volume of essays on international humanitarian interventions focuses on what interests are promoted through these interventions and how efforts to build liberal democracies are carried out in failing states. Focusing on Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, an international group of contributors shows that best practices of protection and international state-building have not been applied uniformly. Together the essays provide a theoretical and empirical critique of global liberal governance and, as they note challenges to regional and international cooperation, they reveal that global liberal governance may threaten fragile governments and endanger human security at all levels.