International Research Network

Cultures of Intervention

Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

Berit Bliesemann de Guevara

Contact

mail: Bliesemann@culturesofintervention.org
web: www.bliesemann-de-guevara.de

Area of Research

International interventionism: Statebuilding and state-formation, Knowledge production in international intervention and crisis management, Causes and courses of intrastate wars and collective violence. Regional focus: Western Balkans (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo), Latin America (Peru, Colombia), India (Northeast).

Projects

  • Urban legends of intervention (research project) more
  • Statebuilding and state-formation (book project) more

Publications

Books

  • Illusion Statebuilding. Warum der westliche Staat so schwer zu exportieren ist (= Illusion Statebuilding. Why the Western state model is hard to export), Hamburg: edition Körber-Stiftung, 2010 (co-authored with Florian P. Kühn).
  • Staatlichkeit in Zeiten des Statebuilding. Intervention und Herrschaft in Bosnien und Herzegowina (= Stateness in times of   statebuilding. Intervention and authority in Bosnia and Herzegovina),  Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2009.

Editor

  • Statebuilding and State-Formation: A new framework of analysis, London/New York: Routledge, 2012 (forthcoming).
  • Die Kunst der Intervention. Gesellschaftliche Eingriffe von Kunst,   Politik und Militär (= The art of intervention. Interventions into society by arts, politics and the military), Berlin: Merve, 2011 (co-edited with Friedrich von Borries; forthcoming).
  • The Limits of Statebuilding and the Analysis of State-Formation, special issue of Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding (peer-reviewed), vol. 4, no. 2, 2010.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Cosmopolitanism and Peacebuilding: the habitus of UN staff and how fits (or not) peacebuilding, in: Journal of International Relations  and Development (co-authored with Catherine Goetze; under review).
  • The International Community Needs to Act: Loose Use and Empty Signalling of a Hackneyed Concept, in: International Peacekeeping,  vol. 18, no. 2, 2011, pp. 127-143 (co-authored with Florian P. Kühn).
  • Introduction: The Limits of Statebuilding and the Analysis of State-Formation, in: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Bd. 4, Nr. 2, 2010, pp. 111-128.
  • The State in Times of Statebuilding, in: Civil Wars, vol. 10, no. 4, 2008, pp. 350-370.

Book sections

  • The Statebuilding Habitus: International Civil Servants in Kosovo, in: Bliesemann de Guevara, Berit (ed.): State-Building and State-Formation: A new framework of analysis, London/New York: Routledge, 2011 (co-authored with Catherine Goetze, forthcoming).
  • Material Reproduction and Stateness in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in: Pugh, Michael/Cooper, Neil/Turner, Mandy (eds.): Whose Peace? Critical
  • Perspectives on the Political Economy of Peacebuilding, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008, pp. 373-389.
  • Externes state-building in Bosnien und Herzegowina – Anstoß zur (Re-)Institutionalisierung des Staates oder Katalysator paralleler  Strukturen (=External State-Building in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A Boost for the (Re-)Institutionalisation of the State or a Catalyst for the Establishment of Parallel Structures?), in: Pradetto, August (ed.): Human Security und Auslandseinsätze der Bundeswehr, Münster: Lit, 2005, pp. 73-98.

Others

  • Das organisierte Problem (=The organised problem), in: Heinrich Böll Foundation (ed.): Grenzenlos Illegal ? Das Gesicht Transnationaler Organisierter Kriminalität im 21. Jahrhundert (= Illegal without borders. The face of transnational organised crime in the 21st century), Berlin: Heinrich Böll Foundation, 2011 (forthcoming).
  • Book Review: Peace, Intervention and Legitimate Local Order, in: International Peacekeeping, vol. 18, no. 1, 2011, pp. 114-119.
  • States of Conflict. A case study on peace-building in Bosnia and Herzegovina, London: Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr), November 2009.
  • Gebrauchshinweise beachten! Die Berichte der International Crisis Group (= Read carefully the instructions! The reports of the International Crisis Group), GIGA Focus Global, no. 4/2007, Hamburg: German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA).
  • Overcoming Dayton? The 1995 General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina ? Results and Alternatives, conference report on the international experts meeting organised by the Südosteuropa-Gesellschaft and the European Centre for Minority Issues, Juni 21 2005, Munich, in: Südosteuropa-Mitteilungen, vol. 45, no. 04-05, 2005, pp. 149-157.