International Intervention and Local Politics: Insights from Aceh
Fabio Scarpello visits NUPI to talk about the book "International Interventions and Local Politics: Fragmented States and the Politics of Scale".
International peace and statebuilding interventions have become ubiquitous since the 1990s. Their frequent failures, however, have prompted some researchers and practitioners to move beyond focusing on interveners’ ideas and approaches to analysing how their interactions with recipients shape outcomes.
The recently published book by Shahar Hameiri, Caroline Hughes and Fabio Scarpello, International Interventions and Local Politics: Fragmented States and the Politics of Scale critically evaluates these analyses and introduce a new approach centred in the politics of scale. In this seminar, Fabio Scarpello will discuss this approach using the Aceh Government Transformation Program a case study.
Fabio Scarpello is a scholar and a consultant. He is an Associate Fellow of the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, and Associate Head of Governance, Inequality and Peacebuilding at VJW International. He is co-author of International Intervention and Local Politics, and author of a number of journal articles and policy reports.
Chair is Research Director Ole Jacob Sending.