Rising Powers and Intervention in Foreign Intrastate Armed Conflicts

  • Obert Hodzi
Part of the Critical Studies of the Asia-Pacific book series (CSAP)


The chapter lays the general background of the research context. The theoretical and empirical significance of the study is discussed, and a brief introduction of the main arguments is made. In a nutshell, it mentions the main case studies—Sudan, South Sudan and Libya—as well as the minor cases that will be intermittently referred to in the study. It then shortly made reference to the neoclassical realist theory, which is the main theoretical framework applied in this study.


  1. Armijo, L. E., & Roberts, C. (2014). The emerging powers and global governance: Why the BRICS matter. In R. E. Looney (Ed.), Handbook of emerging economies (pp. 503–524). New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  2. Aydin, A. (2012). Foreign powers and intervention in armed conflicts. Stanford: Stanford University.Google Scholar
  3. Boulden, J. (2013). The United Nations Security Council and conflict in Africa. In J. Boulden (Ed.), Responding to conflict in Africa: The United Nations and regional organizations (pp. 13–32). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Bull, H. (1986). Intervention in world politics. Oxfordshire: Clarendon.Google Scholar
  5. Cilliers, J., & Schuenemann, J. (2013). The future of intrastate conflict in Africa more violence or greater peace? Institute for Security Studies Paper 246, p. 2. Retrieved January 3, 2014, from
  6. Collier, P., & Hoeffler, A. (2007). Civil war. In T. Sandler & K. Hartley (Eds.), Handbook of defense economics: Defense in a globalized world (Vol. 2, pp. 711–739). Amsterdam: North-Holland Publications.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Conteh-Morgan, E. (2001). International intervention: Conflict, economic dislocation, and the hegemonic role of dominant actors. International Journal of Peace Studies, 6(2), 33–52.Google Scholar
  8. Dadush, U. (2014). Key trends in the world economy. In R. E. Looney (Ed.), Handbook of emerging economies (pp. 13–29). New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
  9. Dixon, J. (2003). Suggested changes to the COW civil war dataset 3.0. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Portland, Oregon, February 25–March 1.Google Scholar
  10. Elman, C., & Elman, M. F. (2003). Progress in international relations theory: Appraising the field. Cambridge: MIT Press.Google Scholar
  11. Feste, K. A. (2003). Intervention: Shaping the global order. Westport, CT: Praeger.Google Scholar
  12. Francis, D. J. (2006). Uniting Africa: Building regional peace and security systems. Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing.Google Scholar
  13. Fukuyama, F. (2004). State-building: Governance and world order in the 21st century. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.Google Scholar
  14. George, A. L. (1979). Case studies and theory development: The method of structured focused comparison. In P. G. Lauren (Ed.), Diplomacy: New approaches in history, theory and policy (pp. 43–68). New York: Free Press.Google Scholar
  15. Gersovitz, M., & Kriger, N. (2013). What is a civil war? A critical review of its definition and (econometric) consequences. The World Bank Research Observer, 28(2), 159–190.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Grbich, C. (2007). Qualitative data analysis: An introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
  17. Kauffmann, M. (2008). Building and using datasets on armed conflicts. Amsterdam: IOS Press.Google Scholar
  18. Kupchan, C. A. (2012). The decline of the West: Why America must prepare for the end of dominance. The Atlantic, 20 March. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from
  19. Levy, J. S. (2008). Case studies: Types, designs, and logics of inference. Conflict Management and Peace Science, 25(1), 1–18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Lim, C. L. (2016). Doing comparative politics: An introduction to approaches and issues. Boulder: Lynne Rienner.Google Scholar
  21. Mandelbaum, M. (1988). The fate of nations: The search for national security in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Miles, M. B., & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative data analysis: An expanded sourcebook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
  23. Moyo, D. (2012). Winner take all: China’s race for resources and what it means for the world. New York: Basic Books.Google Scholar
  24. Naidu, S., Corkin, L., & Herman, H. (2009). Introduction. Politikon, 36(1), 1–4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Owen, D. S., & Strong, T. B. (2004). The vocation lectures. Cambridge: Hackett Publishing.Google Scholar
  26. Pang, Z. (2009). China’s non-intervention question. Global Responsibility to Protect, 1, 237–252.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Reus-Smit, C. (2013). The concept of intervention. Review of International Studies, 39(5), 1057–1076.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Ritchie, J., & Spencer, L. (2002). Qualitative data analysis for applied policy research. In M. Huberman & M. B. Miles (Eds.), The qualitative researcher’s companion (pp. 305–330). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.Google Scholar
  29. Rose, G. (1998). Neoclassical realism and theories of foreign policy. World Politics, 51(1), 144–172.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  30. Sarkees, M. R. (2014). Patterns of civil wars in the twenty-first century: The decline of civil war? In E. Newman & K. DeRouen Jr. (Eds.), Routledge handbook of civil wars (pp. 236–256). London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  31. Schweller, R. L. (1999). Realism and the present great power system: Growth and positional conflict over scarce resources. In E. B. Kapstein & M. Mastanduno (Eds.), Unipolar politics: Realism and state strategies after the Cold War (pp. 28–68). New York: Columbia University Press.Google Scholar
  32. Smith-Hoehn, J. (2010). Rebuilding the security sector in post-conflict societies: Perceptions from urban Liberia and Sierra Leone. Muenster: LIT Verlag.Google Scholar
  33. Stein, J. G. (2010). From bipolar to unipolar order: System structure and conflict resolution. In U. Rabi (Ed.), International intervention in local conflicts: Crisis management and conflict resolution since the Cold War (pp. 3–18). London: IB Tauris.Google Scholar
  34. Steiner, B. H. (2004). Collective preventive diplomacy: A study in international conflict management. New York: State University of New York Press.Google Scholar
  35. Taliaferro, J. W. (2006). State building for future wars: Neoclassical realism and the resource-extractive state. Security Studies, 15(3), 464–495.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Themnér, L. (2013). UCDP/PRIO armed conflict dataset codebook. Uppsala Conflict Data Program. Retrieved September 3, 2013, from
  37. Tillema, H. K. (1989). Foreign overt military intervention in the nuclear age. Journal of Peace Research, 26(2), 179–196.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. UNCTAD. (2004). The least developed countries report 2004. Geneva: United Nations.Google Scholar
  39. Wicks, D. (2010). Deviant case analysis. In A. J. Mills, G. Durepos, & E. Wiebe (Eds.), Encyclopedia of case study research (pp. 289–291). California: Sage Publications.Google Scholar
  40. Yan, X. (2006). The rise of China and its power status. The Chinese journal of international politics, 1(1), 5–33.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. Yin, R. K. (1994). Case study research: Design and methods. London: Sage Publication.Google Scholar
  42. Zakaria, F. (1998). From wealth to power: The unusual origins of America’s world role. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
  43. Zheng, B. (2005). China’s “peaceful rise” to great-power status. Foreign Affairs, Vol. 84, No. 5, pp. 18–24.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Obert Hodzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of World CulturesUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

Personalised recommendations