Framing post-conflict societies: an analysis of the international pathologisation of Cambodia and the post-Yugoslav states

Hughes, Caroline and Pupavac, Vanessa (2005) Framing post-conflict societies: an analysis of the international pathologisation of Cambodia and the post-Yugoslav states. Third World Quarterly, 26 (6). pp. 873-899. ISSN 1360-2241

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Abstract

The article examines the pathologisation of post-conflict societies through a comparison of the framing of the Cambodian and post-Yugoslav states. The notion of failed states fixes culpability for war on societies in question, rendering the domestic populations dysfunational while casting international rescue interventions as functional. The article suggests that the discourse of pathologisation can be understood not as a means of explaining state crisis so much as legitimising an indefinite international presence and deferring self-government.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in: Hughes, C. & Pupavac, V., Framing post-conflict societies: an analysis of the international pathologisation of Cambodia and the post-Yugoslav states, Third World Quarterly, 26(6), 2005, 873-899. Third World Quarterly is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1360-2241&volume=26&issue=6&spage=873
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Pupavac, Dr Vanessa
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 17:35
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2012 17:35
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1405

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