Introduction: post-conflict spaces and approaches to statebuilding
University of Exeter; University of Duisburg-Essen
Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding
Taylor & Francis
Post-conflict spaces are no transitory phenomena during the transition from war to peace but have to be understood as fields of power where sovereignty is constantly contested and negotiated among global, elite and local actors. Understanding these spaces necessitates breaking out of the 'single sovereign' framework and problematizing the assumptions behind the 'post-conflict' label. We propose that in this way it becomes possible to discern some of the logics that govern how power and space shape each other in post-conflict settings.