Jun 14 – 17, 2022
Europe/London timezone

Managing Conflicts in the Age of Global Governance: Insights from Twentieth-Century History

Jun 15, 2022, 10:45 AM
1h 30m
Parson, Civic Centre

Parson, Civic Centre

Panel Intervention and Responsibility to Protect Working Group


The five papers in the suggested panel examine and compare past cases of multilateral conflict management. Using a wide range of historical records, many of which were classified at the time, they provide a fine-grained analysis of the individual cases that is not available for more recent conflicts. The five papers place these historical case studies in a comparative framework and engage with existing approaches in studies of international politics and international law.

The papers thus aim to develop a historical, context-sensitive approach to global governance. They seek to identify more general patterns and challenges involved in foreign intervention and global governance: the lack of funds and context-specific knowledge by the intervening powers; the tendency of all interveners, including NGOs and UN actors, to exploit legal grey zones and covert means of interference to expand their influence on the affected regions; and the discrepancies between local needs, on the one hand, and the interests of the external interveners and states, on the other.

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