Aila Matanock

2017 Hellman Fellow

Assistant Professor, Political Science
UC Berkeley

Project Title: Invited Intervention: A Mechanism for Rule of Law in Weak States

Project Title: Invited Intervention
Statebuilding has become a central pillar of foreign policy in the current era. After the Cold War, stabilization operations have dominated the news in cases such as Bosnia, Rwanda, and Somalia. Stunning numbers of such operations, however, have taken place outside of the media’s spotlight. These missions are typically conducted with the consent of host states — and at times succeed at least in some of their objectives. They include recent operations in Cote d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Mali, Sierra Leone, and the Solomon Islands. This project conceptualizes consent-based missions and then seeks to solve the puzzle of when these “invited” intervention into weak state’s security sector institutions occur.

On prior project, please see: Matanock, Aila M. 2017. Electing Peace: From Civil Conflict to Political Participation. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.