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Diplomatic Interventions: Conflict and Change in a Globalizing World K.M. Fierke

Diplomatic Interventions: Conflict and Change in a Globalizing World

K.M. Fierke

Published July 15th 2005
ISBN : 9781403915405
Hardcover
256 pages
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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 diplomaticMoreDiplomatic 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.