Chapter 17: From international justice and statebuilding to international justice as statebuilding
Scholarship on global justice and the literature on intervention and statebuilding ignored each other until recently. However, these two strands are still engaged in a war of translation, with justice and peace still largely seen as partly irreconcilable goals. This chapter seeks to move beyond the terms of this debate. Building a political sociology of international justice has proven relevant to trace the significance of international norms and international justice institutions in global and domestic politics. This approach focuses on agents, and specifically lawyers, their trajectories and their professional strategies so as to unveil developments that are otherwise left invisible in external intervention practices, notably the structuration, over time, of state power and the trajectory of globalization.
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