SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Decolonising Intervention: International Statebuilding in Mozambique

Dr Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco (IESE, Maputo / University of Lisbon), Dr Joseph Hanlon (LSE), Dr Branwen Gruffyd Jones (Cardiff University), Dr Rahul Rao (SOAS), Dr Meera Sabaratnam (SOAS)

Date: 17 October 2017Time: 6:15 PM

Finishes: 17 October 2017Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Book Launch

What do international statebuilding interventions look like from the perspective of their targets? This panel discusses the findings of Sabaratnam's Decolonising Intervention, a new book on the effects of international aid in Mozambique. The book develops and applies postcolonial approaches in International Relations to argue that structural relations of dependency, disposability, protagonismo and entitlement undermine domestic and international attempts to develop the capacities and legitimacy of the post-colonial and post-conflict state.

Chaired by Professor Robbie Shilliam (QMUL)
Speakers: Dr Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco (IESE, Maputo / University of Lisbon)
Dr Joseph Hanlon (LSE)
Dr Branwen Gruffydd Jones (Cardiff University)
Dr Rahul Rao (SOAS)
Dr Meera Sabaratnam (SOAS)

Wine reception from 18.15 in KLT foyer; panel discussion from 19.00

The book has been published in an Open Access format, and is available to download for free:

Discounted hard copies of the book will also be on sale from the publisher.

Attendance is free; RSVP on Facebook appreciated for catering purposes:

Twitter: #DecolonisingIntervention

Organiser: Dr. Meera Sabaratnam

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Contact Tel: 020 7898 4722