Deconstruction in International Interventions

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Deconstruction, or as Derrida calls it “intervention,” “de-totalizes self-enclosed totalities by placing them face to face with their internal differentiation” enabling us to see the partiality of the partial, to show that no absolute reading is possible (Derrida 2005). Even though Derrida himself never dealt with international interventions directly, this entry suggests how his works on deconstruction offer ways for a fundamental critique of international interventions. Concretely, four main ways to use deconstruction for a fundamental critique of international interventions are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies
EditorsOliver Richmond, Gëzim Visoka
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-11795-5
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2020

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