The ideology of failed states – why intervention fails
Professor Susan L. Woodward visits NUPI to talk about her new book on failed states.
In this seminar Professor Susan L. Woodward will present her new book, ‘The ideology of Failed States – Why Intervention Fails’. Professor Woodward will ask the question “what do we mean when we use the term failed states,” and bring forward the origins of the term, how it shaped the conceptual framework for international development and security in the post-Cold War Era, and why.
This will lead to an analysis of the failures to re-order the international system that the conceptual debate in the early 1990s sought. This failure was to the serious detriment of the countries labelled failed or fragile.
Chair is Research Professor at NUPI Morten Bøås.
This event is hosted by the The TaxCapDev network.