Hobbes and the Congo: Frames, Local Violence, and International Intervention

  title={Hobbes and the Congo: Frames, Local Violence, and International Intervention},
  author={S{\'e}verine Autesserre},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={249 - 280}
Abstract Why do international peacebuilders fail to address the local causes of peace process failures? The existing explanations of peacebuilding failures, which focus on constraints and vested interests, do not explain the international neglect of local conflict. In this article, I show how discursive frames shape international intervention and preclude international action on local violence. Drawing on more than 330 interviews, multi-sited ethnography, and document analysis, I develop a case… 
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