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dc.contributor.advisorRichmond, Oliver P.
dc.contributor.authorSandstrom, Karl
dc.description.abstractThis thesis provides a framework for viewing socio-political contexts and how these relate to interventionist projects. The framework draws on and combines strands from international relations and sociological perspectives of social interaction. The central question becomes how intervention and existing social contexts interact to produce unintended outcomes. It applies the analysis to two separate wider contexts: Afghanistan and Somalia, with a particular focus on the self-declared independent Somaliland as an internally generated and controlled transformational process. Unlike abstract directions of theoretical development the framework seeks to provide a platform that sets aside ideological assumptions and from which interventionist projects can be observed and evaluated based on literature, field observations and interviews. Drawing on such diverse influences as fourth generation peace and conflict studies, Morphogenetics, and social forces theory, the framework explores conditions and interest formations to capture instances of local agency that are part of a continuity of local realities. It views social interaction without imposing Universalist value assumptions, but also without resorting to relativism or raising so many caveats that it becomes impractical. It exposes the agency of local interest formations hidden beneath the discourses of ideologically framed conflicts. These social agents are often dismissed as passive victims to be brought under the influence of for example the state, but are in reality able to subvert, co-opt, constrain or facilitate the forces that are dependent on them for social influence. In the end, it is the modes of mobilisation that emerge as the most crucial factor for understanding the relevant social dynamics.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of St Andrews
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
dc.subjectModes of mobilisationen_US
dc.subjectContext adaptationen_US
dc.subjectConflict sensitiveen_US
dc.subjectAid and developmenten_US
dc.subjectSocio-political dynamicsen_US
dc.subjectUnintended outcomesen_US
dc.subject.lcshNation-building--Social aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial changeen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial interactionen_US
dc.subject.lcshSomaliland (Secessionist government, 1991- )--Social conditionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshSomalia--Social conditionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAfghanistan--Social conditionsen_US
dc.titleModes of mobilisation : socio-political dynamics in Somaliland, Somalia, and Afghanistanen_US
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.publisher.institutionThe University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of International Relationsen_US
dc.rights.embargodateElectronic copy restricted until 21st June 2017en_US
dc.rights.embargoreasonThesis restricted in accordance with University regulationsen_US

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