IR Faculty Member Publishes Book on Intervention and State-MakingAsst. Prof. Selver B. Åahin has authored a new book, titled âInternational Intervention and State-Making: How Exception Became the Normâ, published by Routledge.
The publisher offers the following description of Dr. Åahinâs study:
âThis book analyses the changing dynamics of sovereignty resulting from contemporary international state-building interventions.
âIt aims to highlight how the exercise of âexceptionalâ forms of power by intervening agencies impacts on the sovereign capacity of intervened states. The book argues that foreign intervention changes the dynamics of political power upon which sovereignty is structured. At the same time, it reveals how intervention reproduces the imposed conditions of international state-making, thus permanently internalising external regulatory mechanisms. International intervention, in other words, becomes the constitutive element of governance in the newly created state.â