Mako Guest Edits Special Issue of “Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding“

Shamiran Mako, Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, guest-edited Volume 15 Issue 4 of the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, titled “Building Sustainable Peace in Iraq.”

The journal explores how to evaluate failed state and peacebuilding in Iraq and features articles from Professor Toby Dodge, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Zahra Ali, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University; and Ruba A Al-Hassani, Legal Sociologist and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Lancaster University’s Department of Politics, Philosophy, and Religion, to name a few. 

Mako wrote the introduction to the issue, in which she critically examines Iraq’s post-2003 trajectory as an outcome of the failure of securitized statebuilding and the absence of legitimacy in externally-imposed democratization. In it, Mako highlights the impact of expedient and exogenous statebuilding on transitional justice and post-conflict peacebuilding.

To read Mako’s introduction, visit the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding‘s website. The full journal can be read online.

Shamiran Mako is an assistant professor of international relations at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. She is also a member of the Graduate Faculty at the Political Science Department at Boston University. Her research explores the historical and contemporary drivers of inter and intra-state conflicts that produce weak and fragile states across the MENA region. She is the author of After the Uprisings: Progress and Stagnation in the Middle East and North Africa, with Valentine Moghadam (forthcoming June 2021). Read more about Professor Mako on her faculty profile