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International Intervention and the Problem of Legitimacy: Encounters in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina

Andrew C. Gilbert


This book argues for an ethnographic analysis of international intervention as a series of encounters, focusing on the relations of difference and inequality, and the question of legitimacy that permeate such encounters. The book discusses the transformations that happen in everyday engagements between intervention agents and their target populations, and also identifies key instabilities that emerge out of such engagements. It highlights the struggles, entanglements and inter-dependencies between and among foreign agents, and the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina that channel and shape interventio ... More

Keywords: international intervention, difference, inequality, legitimacy, transnational action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501750267
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501750267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew C. Gilbert, author