Centre for International Intervention

Operating at the intersection of academia, government, private sector and third sector, we provide a forum for research, discussion, and education around international intervention, providing an engaged yet critical perspective on intervention that promotes more effective, ethical, and sustainable intervention practice.

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Our purpose is to develop an in-depth solid understanding of how interveners conceptualise, rationalise and operationalise their interventions, of the response from recipient communities, and of the consequences for both, with the aim of enhancing both academic and practical understanding of intervention.

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Department of Politics
Lewis Carroll Building (AC)
University of Surrey