Diplomatic Interventions

Conflict and Change in a Globalizing World

Authors: Fierke, K.

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Diplomatic Interventions argues that war is a social construction. In so doing, it unsettles the definition of intervention, as a coercive interference by one state in the affairs of another, to examine the range of communicative or 'diplomatic' practices which through their presence modify the experience of war. The tension between claims that war is pervasive and that war is a social construct is analysed in relation to a range of moral, legal, military, economic, cultural, and therapeutic interventions. The concluding chapter highlights how the book itself is a critical intervention that requires us look at again from a new angle at international practice.

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K.M. FIERKE is a Reader in the School of Politics and International Studies at Queen's University Belfast. She is author of Changing Games, Changing Strategies: Critical Investigations in Security (1998), co-editor of Constructing International Relations: The Next Generation (2001), and has published articles in several prominent journals as well as contributing to numerous edited books.

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' Diplomatic Interventions is an important contribution to the constructivist literature, offering a compelling argument for the social construction of war. With a breadth that spans the just war doctrine, humanitarian intervention, war crimes, pre-emptive self-defence, arms sales, cultural propaganda, and much more, Fierke persuasively argues that, in effect, war is what we make of it. Essential reading for all who study war and conflict resolution.' - Brian Frederking, McKendree College, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diplomatic Interventions
Book Subtitle
Conflict and Change in a Globalizing World
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50991-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230509917
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1540-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1541-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 221
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