Reconfiguring Intervention

Complexity, Resilience and the 'Local Turn' in Counterinsurgent Warfare

  • Louise Wiuff Moe
  • Markus-Michael Müller

About this book


This edited volume critically assesses emerging trends in contemporary warfare and international interventionism as exemplified by the ‘local turn’ in counterinsurgent warfare. It asks how contemporary counterinsurgency approaches work and are legitimized; what concrete effects they have within local settings, and what the implications are for how we can understand the means and ends of war and peace in our post 9/11 world. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding recent changes in global liberal governance as well as the growing convergence of military and seemingly non-military domains, discourses and practices in the contemporary making of global political order.


counterinsurgency interventions complexity resilience local turn warfare liberalism global governance

Editors and affiliations

  • Louise Wiuff Moe
    • 1
  • Markus-Michael Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Danish Institute for International StudiesCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Freie Universitaet (FU) BerlinBerlinGermany

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