In this book I have attempted to explore and understand the paradox of stabilizing states through regional and international interventions, in the cases of Liberia, Burundi and the Congo. This concluding chapter will revisit the aims and questions outlined in the first chapter, and then introduce the key findings in different sections. Detailed conclusions have already been presented in the relevant chapters, so the ensuing discussion will for the most part focus on broader issues. To start, a brief reminder of the main problems and the questions drawn from these problems will serve as the context for the following sections. A concise evaluation of the utility of the analytical framework provides the basis for the following discussion about the contributions of the study, which is divided into two parts: (i) empirical and (ii) theoretical findings.
KeywordsTarget State Internal Affair External Intervention Academic Debate African Union
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