Rolling Back the Frontiers of Empire: Practising the Postcolonial

  title={Rolling Back the Frontiers of Empire: Practising the Postcolonial},
  author={Alan Tomlinson},
This article presents a postcolonial critique of the liberal peacekeeping project and canvasses ideas for a very different approach. It is argued that peacekeeping in the non-European world is cast in the colonial mould of intervention from above and outside. A case is then made that as the provision of security is now tied to a development agenda, liberal interventionism works to legitimize the existing world order. On the premise that there is a need for an alternative model to the liberal… CONTINUE READING