Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific

Regulating Statehood

State Building and the Transformation of the Global Order

Authors: Hameiri, S.

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Shahar Hameiri argues that state building interventions are creating a new form of transnationally regulated statehood. Using case-studies from the Asia-Pacific, he analyzes the politics of state building and the implications for contemporary statehood and the global order.

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SHAHAR HAMEIRI is Lecturer in International Politics and Fellow of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia. His research has focused on state building and new modes of governance in the Asia-Pacific. His work has been published in journals including Millennium, The Pacific Review and Third World Quarterly.

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'Regulating Statehood puts Hameiri ahead of the field in engaging with the practices and policy drives behind international statebuilding. Arguing that traditional approaches to the state fail to grasp the fact that international intervention aims to transform and reshape states rather than merely rebuild them, this book weaves in depth case-study material with a powerful intellectual framework. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the problems and limits of international regulation in this area.'

-David Chandler, Professor of International Relations and editor of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, UK

"This book investigates the partial collapse of the legitimacy of the liberal peace project while statebuilding continues regardless. It is a crucial contribution to the debate surrounding these dynamics, introducing a grounded comparative and critical discussion of how and why this happens, its implications for international order, and for the future of statebuilding. The author shows that the praxes of statebuilding have already shifted beyond current academic and policy prescriptions, and that an understanding of this is crucial if the experience of statehood by its subjects is to be situated in context and not in distant ideals."

- Oliver Richmond, Director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of St Andrews, UK

'This book takes on the dominant belief that rescuing failed states is simply a selfless humanitarian exercise. Shahar Hameiri argues that interventions to rescue failed states are deeply contested exercises of political power and resistance that transform both the states being intervened in and the intervening states themselves. It is a provocative and important book.'

- Michael Wesley, Executive Director, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Australia


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regulating Statehood
Book Subtitle
State Building and the Transformation of the Global Order
Authors
Series Title
Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28200-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230282001
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-25186-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32148-3
Series ISSN
2662-222X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 248
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