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Title: The Dayton Peace Accords : between humanitarian intervention and legitimisation of violence
Author: Sevo, Marijana
Awarding Body: Keele University
Current Institution: Keele University
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis is a critical investigation into the practices of intervention in Bosnia and Kosovo and their practical and theoretical implications. Whereas the military intervention in Kosovo and the Dayton Peace Accords for Bosnia represent two distinct practices of intervention they were legitimised by reference to the discourses on humanitarianism and have further highlighted a number of contradictions between sovereignty/humanity, men/citizens, inside/outside, self/other. The thesis explores the historical and structural negotiations of these contradictions while making a claim about the re-assertion of the principle of sovereignty through the negotiation between the sovereignty of the state and sovereignty of the system of states. A critical enquiry of the practices of intervention at hand involves a close examination of the practices which seek to situate the stories about particular events within the global discourse on rights and normalise the persistence of discourses on sovereignty within a specific territory. On this basis, it argues that the disciplinary practices of the discourses of sovereignty have ultimately failed to respond to particular claims to sovereignty and citizenship.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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