Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2008

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719076831

Bookseller Code (06)


Intervention and state-building in the Pacific

The legitimacy of 'cooperative intervention'

Greg Fry and Tarcisius Tara Kabutaulaka

Published by Manchester University Press

New Approaches to Conflict Analysis MUP

  • The first study of state-building intervention in the so-called 'Pacific arc of crisis', stretching from Aceh, through Timor, Ambon, Irian Jaya and Papua New Guinea to the Solomon Islands and Fiji
  • It is therefore a welcome addition to studies of this imp
  • Explores an issue which is at the top of the Pacific agenda - how the international community can best assist in building political communities that are seen as legitimate by those living within these post-colonial states
  • Contributes to the more general debate on establishing the legitimacy of state-building intervention, by critically evaluating a new model of intervention that has emerged in the Pacific since 2003
  • Examines the emerging issue of co-operative intervention, where the intervening mission is not a United Nations temporary administration but a shadow government

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