On the receiving end: towards more critical and inclusive perspectives on international intervention

This project aimed to build a teaching and research partnership between Birzeit, Palestine, Singidunum, Serbia and the University of Surrey to support critical work on international intervention. 

Start date

November 2011

End date

October 2014


This project evaluated how international intervention has been practised, document local voices in areas that have experienced international intervention and compare these with the views of policy makers in the UK.

Following research training, students in the three locations developed written and audio-visual course materials on intervention based on their conduct of this primary research and on their reading of the literature. Research training and film-making facilities were provided to students in all three locations. Two summer schools on intervention were delivered, distance learning access on postgraduate courses and parallel provision in participating institutions were explored, and a substantial research project on global legitimacy and international intervention was planned.