Intervention, Peace, and the State

  • Gëzim Visoka
Part of the Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies book series (RCS)


This introductory chapter outlines key themes and approaches used in this book and elaborates key strands of the argument. The chapter explores the complex interplay between local and international forces that shaped peace in Kosovo. It offers a vivid summary of fluid interventionism as a new conceptual perspective for understanding the changing character of international missions in post-conflict societies. It also discusses the role of local ethno-nationalist elites in co-producing an ungovernable peace, the ebbs and pitfalls of local resistance, and the efforts of civil society for local peace formation. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the methodological aspects of the book and highlights the key features of a local critical epistemology of peace.


Civil Society Local Resistance International Mission Peace Process International Intervention 
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  • Gëzim Visoka
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  1. 1.School of Law and GovernmentDublin City UniversityDublinIreland

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