At long last, and after lengthy delays, my first book has now been published: Click here to find out more about the book. I gave a talk about it at the National University of Singapore in November, and one of the attendees kindly did a nice write-up of it, which you can access here.
My latest journal article, ‘Post-Colonial Statebuilding in East Timor: Bringing Social Conflict Back In‘, has now been published in Conflict, Security and Development. Abstract: One potential explanation for the persistent gap between international state-builders’ aspirations and achievements is their misguided understanding of states as institutional apparatuses abstracted and separated from society. State-society interpenetration is actually [...]
Graeme has a post on Hocemo Li Nu Kafu? asking ‘Why do anti-interventionists minimise atrocities?’. I was going to write a short comment response but as usual it spiralled out of control and I thought I’d just expand it into a general defence of anti-interventionism, since I don’t think I’ve rehearsed the argument here before. [...]