Alumnus Patrick Quinton-Brown publishes new book 'Intervention before Interventionism'

DPIR alumnus Patrick Quinton-Brown has published Intervention before Interventionism - A Global Genealogy with Oxford University Press. 

Intervention before Interventionism is about the ways in which statespeople have reordered intervention and non-intervention since the middle of the twentieth century; it is concerned primarily with non-Western contestations of Western-dominated order; it illustrates institutional change in and through decolonisation; and it provides a conceptual roadmap for understanding dilemmas of intervention and non-intervention today, particularly in relation to contestation as it has re-emerged in the twenty-first century. While building upon and conversing with existing literature, the book stands out from previous approaches insofar as it is a mapping of international struggles for the reconstitution of intervention in the globalisation of the society of states.

The launch event for the book took place on 25 April at the Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU) and included reflections by Antony Anghie (Professor of Law, National University of Singapore and the University of Utah), Andrew Hurrell (former Montague Burton Professor of International Relations), Chandran Kukathas (Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Political Science and Dean, School of Social Sciences, SMU), Robbie Shilliam (Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University), and Sor-hoon Tan (Professor of Philosophy, SMU).

On the 23 May in the Manor Road Building, Neta Crawford is hosting a panel event to discuss the book with discussants Meera Sabaratnam and Evelyn Goh.

Patrick, who gained his DPhil in International Relations in 2021, is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Singapore Management University. Previously he was Departmental Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford University where he also held a Senior College Lectureship at University College, Oxford.