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The 'Field' in the Age of Intervention: Power, Legitimacy, and Authority Versus the 'Local'

Författare

  • Oliver P. Richmond
  • Stefanie Kappler
  • Annika Björkdahl

Summary, in English

This article highlights the semantic and socio-political meaning of the 'field' as it is used in both academic research and policy practices: as a geographic and material space related to forms of intervention in International Relations (IR), and not as a disciplinary space. We argue that the notion of the field' carries colonial baggage in terms of denoting 'backwardness' and conflictual practices, as well as legitimising the need for intervention by peacebuilding, statebuilding, and development actors located outside the field. We also show how academic practices have tended to create a semiotic frame in which the inhabitants of the research and intervention space are kept at a distance from the researcher, and discursively stripped of their agency. Along similar lines, policy-practice has reinforced the notion of the field as being in need of intervention, making it subject to external control. This article suggests that the agency of the inhabitants of the field has to be re-cognised and de-colonised so that political legitimacy can be recovered from 'intervention'.

Avdelning/ar

  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

Publiceringsår

2015

Språk

Engelska

Sidor

23-44

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Millennium

Volym

44

Issue

1

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

Millennium Publishing Group

Ämne

  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Nyckelord

  • power
  • agency
  • semantics
  • research methodology
  • intervention

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 0305-8298