Séverine Autesserre’s book Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention has received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 competition for the prestigious Chadwick F. Alger Prize, awarded by the International Studies Association (ISA).
According to the ISA website, “the Chadwick F. Alger Prize recognizes the best book published in the previous calendar year on the subject of international organization and multilateralism.”
Peaceland suggests a new explanation for why international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential. Based on several years of ethnographic research in conflict zones around the world, it demonstrates that everyday elements – such as the expatriates’ social habits and usual approaches to understanding their areas of operation – strongly influence peace building effectiveness.
Find out more about Peaceland on the Cambridge University Press website. Purchase Peaceland here.