Others about the book:
Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Professor of Social Anthropology University of Oslo, Norway):
"This is a challenging and creative contribution to the anthropology of the state. By necessity basing his analysis on multisided fieldwork, Schia shows how the Liberian state is entangled in multiscalar transnational institutions, encounters, ambitions and misunderstandings. Of particular value are the concepts of "ownershipping" and "franchised state", which shed light on the vulnerability of the postcolonial state and the power exerted by non-state, supranational actors. By using these concepts Schia offers a fresh perspective on the African state and forces us to rethink the concept of sovereignty."
Anette Nyqvist (Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden):
"With its unique insight of the bureaucratic processes at UN and in Liberia, this monograph is not just a study of peacebuilding in practice, but an innovative contribution to the anthropology of policy and to organisational anthropology. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in political anthropology and global processes of peace building."
Séverine Autesserre, (Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University, USA):
"A very interesting ethnography of international intervention and state building in Liberia, with many useful insights for scholars and policymakers."
- Examines how peacebuilding has been turned into a series of management processes and the implications this has for the state.
- Offers a fresh approach through looking at policy processes from the perspectives of both UN HQ and the case study country, Liberia.
- Addresses an important gap in the literature – the gap between the operational and policymaking levels of statebuilding and peacebuilding.
- Published year: 2018
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Page count: 274
- Language: Engelsk