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Book
xiv, 215 p. ; 24 cm.
  • About the Author vi Preface viii Abbreviations xii Introduction 1 1. Civil War and Post-War Fragility 17 2. The State into the Twenty-fi rst Century 46 3. International Engagement for Statebuilding after Civil War 64 4. Authority: Imperatives of Security 79 5. Capacity: Creating the Conditions for Development 107 6. Legitimacy: Toward a Democratic State 127 7. Strengthening the International Statebuilding Regime 156 Notes 170 References 188 Index 210.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745661599 20160611
After civil wars end, what can sustain peace in the long-term? In particular, how can outsiders facilitate durable conflict-managing institutions through statebuilding - a process that historically has been the outcome of bloody struggles to establish the state's authority over warlords, traditional authorities, and lawless territories? In this book, Timothy Sisk explores international efforts to help the world's most fragile post-civil war countries today build viable states that can provide for security and deliver the basic services essential for development. Tracing the historical roots of statebuilding to the present day, he demonstrates how the United Nations, leading powers, and well-meaning donors have engaged in statebuilding as a strategic approach to peacebuilding after war. Their efforts are informed by three key objectives: to enhance security by preventing war recurrence and fostering community and human security; to promote development through state provision of essential services such as water, sanitation, and education; to enhance human rights and democracy, reflecting the liberal international order that reaffirms the principles of democracy and human rights. Improving governance, alongside the state's ability to integrate social differences and manage conflicts over resources, identity, and national priorities, is essential for long-term peace. Whether the global statebuilding enterprise can succeed in creating a world of peaceful, well-governed, development-focused states is unclear. But the book concludes with a road map toward a better global regime to enable peacebuilding and development-oriented statebuilding into the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745661599 20160611
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiv, 215 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Civil war and post-war fragility
  • The state into the twenty-first century
  • International engagement for statebuilding after civil war
  • Authority : imperatives of security
  • Capacity : creating the conditions for development
  • Legitimacy : toward a democratic state
  • Strengthening the international statebuilding regime.
After civil wars end, what can sustain peace in the long-term? In particular, how can outsiders facilitate durable conflict-managing institutions through statebuilding - a process that historically has been the outcome of bloody struggles to establish the state's authority over warlords, traditional authorities, and lawless territories? In this book, Timothy Sisk explores international efforts to help the world's most fragile post-civil war countries today build viable states that can provide for security and deliver the basic services essential for development. Tracing the historical roots of statebuilding to the present day, he demonstrates how the United Nations, leading powers, and well-meaning donors have engaged in statebuilding as a strategic approach to peacebuilding after war. Their efforts are informed by three key objectives: to enhance security by preventing war recurrence and fostering community and human security; to promote development through state provision of essential services such as water, sanitation, and education; to enhance human rights and democracy, reflecting the liberal international order that reaffirms the principles of democracy and human rights. Improving governance, alongside the state's ability to integrate social differences and manage conflicts over resources, identity, and national priorities, is essential for long-term peace. Whether the global statebuilding enterprise can succeed in creating a world of peaceful, well-governed, development-focused states is unclear. But the book concludes with a road map toward a better global regime to enable peacebuilding and development-oriented statebuilding into the 21st century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780745661599 20160611
Law Library (Crown)
Book
171 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Völkerrechtliche Aspekte defektiver Staatlichkeit / Volker Epping
  • Völkerrechtliche Aspekte der Wiederherstellung der Rule of Law in Nachkriegsgesellschaften / Hans-Joachim Heintze
  • Die völkerrechtliche Legitimation des Hohen Reprä̈sentanten in Bosnien-Herzegowina / Markus Badzio
  • Rechtsgrundlage und funktionale Dualitä̈t der United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo / Kerstin Wirth
  • Nation-building in Afghanistan aus Sicht des Völkerrechs Das Bonner Abkommen / Valeska Pfarr
  • State-building im Irak: Von der kurdischen Autonomie zur Föderation
  • Konstituierung staatsähnlicher Gebilde? Fallsbeispiele aus der ehemaligen Sowjetunion / Noëlle Quénivet
Law Library (Crown)
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xii, 248 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Regulatory State Building and the Transformation of Statehood Beyond Methodological Nationalism, Towards a New Regulatory Framework State Building, Risk Management and the Transformation of the State State Building: The Emergence of a New Mode of Governance Who Intervenes? State Transformation and the Meta-Governance of State Building The Australian Federal Police and Australia's New Regional Frontier The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands and the Politics of State Transformation State Building, Patronage and the Anti-Pluralist Politics of Stability in Cambodia Conclusion: Transformed Statehood and the Politics of Scale Notes References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230251861 20160604
In the post-Cold War years failed states have become a major security concern for policymakers. Prevalent scholarly approaches evaluate state building interventions in terms of whether they produce 'more' or 'less' state. In contrast, Shahar Hameiri argues that state building interventions are creating a new form of transnationally regulated statehood. Using case-studies from the Asia-Pacific, he analyzes the politics of state building and the implications for contemporary statehood and the global order. This book examines the effects of state building on the distribution, production and reproduction of political power: Who rules and how? What conflicts are engendered or exacerbated by state building, and how are they managed? What coalitions support the production or reproduction of power relationships associated with these interventions? It establishes that whether or not such interventions meet their objectives, they have led to the emergence of anti-pluralist forms of political rule within and between states.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780230251861 20160604
Green Library
Book
304 pages ; 22 cm
  • Taliban: network and ideology
  • Civil-military cooperation in post Taliban Afghanistan
  • Political leadership in post Taliban Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan: post Taliban governance, security, and U.S. policy
  • Post Taliban governance-building efforts
  • Status of women in post Taliban Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan: education in the post Taliban era.
Green Library
Book
xliii, 298 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
  • Summary-- Introduction-- Albania-- Sierra Leone-- Macedonia-- Cote d'Ivoire-- Democratic Republic of Congo-- Bosnia-- Solomon Islands (Australia)-- Comparative Analysis-- Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833041388 20160527
Peace is the most essential product of nation-building. Without peace, neither economic growth nor democratization is possible. The authors of "Europe's Role in Nation-Building" investigate the use of armed force as part of broader nation-building efforts led by European powers and its success at achieving the objective of transforming a society emerging from conflict into one at peace with itself and its neighbours. They then evaluate Europe's performance against the U.S. and United Nations records in past nation-building operations.The authors focus on factors that can be influenced by outside powers, making valuable recommendations that address the pitfalls of and lessons learned from past operations. They emphasize the need for multilateral operations and the involvement of crucial actors like the European Union and NATO. The success of nation-building activities depends on the wisdom with which all resources are employed."The RAND Nation-Building" series is just this kind of resource, having drawn from a total of 22 European, U.N. and U.S. led nation-building operations since World War II. Other volumes in the series examine the involvement of the United States and the UN in nation-building efforts. In this new addition to the series, the authors take an in-depth look at six European cases (Macedonia, Bosnia, Cote d'Ivoire, Albania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone) and one Australian-led operation (the Solomon Islands) to complete a comprehensive history of best practices in nation-building. This series serves as an indispensable reference for the planning of successful future interventions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780833041388 20160527
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vii, 232 pages ; 23 cm
  • Nation-building in context
  • The cases for and against nation-building
  • Altruistic nation-building : Somalia
  • Self-interested nation-building : Roosevelt's corollary
  • Sequencing security : the Philippines and Germany
  • Armed resistance to nation-building : the U.S. South during reconstruction
  • Nation-building at the local level : Vietnam
  • Nation-building at the national level : Iraq
  • Nation-building and civil society : Mitchelville
  • The American government as nation-builder: USAID Afghanistan
  • NGOs and IGOs as nation-builders : Bosnia
  • The future of nation- and state-building.
"Nation-building enterprises by the United States and the broader international community have run the gamut of success and failure. Examining the history of America's experience in nation-building, this book describes the mechanisms behind what often appears to be a haphazard enterprise"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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xii, 144 pages ; 26 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
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ix, 299 pages ; 22 cm
The "two-state solution" is the official policy of Israel, the United States, the United Nations, and the Palestinian Authority alike. However, international relations scholar Mehran Kamrava argues that Israel's "state-building" process has never risen above the level of municipal governance, and its goal has never been Palestinian independence. He explains that a coherent Palestinian state has already been rendered an impossibility, and to move forward, Palestine must redefine its present predicament and future aspirations. Based on detailed fieldwork, exhaustive scholarship, and an in-depth examination of historical sources, this controversial work will be widely read and debated by all sides.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300215625 20160704
Green Library
Book
154 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Statebuilding, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism : complementary or contradictory strategies / Thomas Barfield
  • Military and civilian assistance in Afghanistan : an incoherent approach / Barbara J. Stapleton
  • Elections and democratization in Afghanistan / Scott Seward Smith
  • Subnational governance in Afghanistan : back to the future / Jennifer Murtazashvili
  • Rule of law and statebuilding in Afghanistan : testing theory with practice / Erica Gaston and Erik Jensen
  • Macroeconomic and public financial management in Afghanistan / William A. Byrd
  • Support to Afghan private sector development / Paul Fishstein and Murtaza Edries Amiryar
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan : state strengthening through infrastructure building / Jodi Smith, John Drake, M. Annette Evans, and Scott C. Farquhar
  • Role of the media in nation forming / James Deane and Shirazuddin Siddiqi
  • Afghan youth and the effects of hybrid politics / Mujib Mashal
  • Women's empowerment : challenging the notion of victimization / Orzala Ashraf Nemat
  • Recommendations.
"Since 2001, Afghanistan's political and social landscape has changed dramatically. However, international state-strengthening interventions have arguably had mixed results. Unprecedented aid and assistance has helped the country transition to a nascent democracy, attain a greater level of security, rebuild some of its infrastructure, and open more space for civil society participation"-- Publisher's web site.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xi, 187 pages ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (v, 27 p.) : col. ill., col. map
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1 online resource (102 p.) : ill.
Book
xii, p. 282-607 ; 26 cm.
  • The legal architecture of nation-building : an introduction / Charles H. Norchi
  • Development and nation-building : a framework for policy-oriented inquiry / W. Michael Reisman
  • Human rights and nation-building in cross-cultural settings / Burns H. Weston
  • Culture and custom in nation-building : law in Afghanistan / Thomas Barfield
  • Gender and nation-building : family law as legal architecture / Tracy E. Higgins, Rachel P. Fink
  • Refugees and internally displaced : a challenge to nation-building / Rebecca M.M. Wallace, Diego Quiroz
  • The rise of outsourcing in modern warfare : sovereign power, private military actors, and the constitutive process / Winston P. Nagan, Craig Hammer
  • Looking backward to address the future? Transitional justice, rising crime, and nation-building / James L. Cavallaro
  • Odious debts and nation-building : when the incubus departs / Lee C. Buchheit, G. Mitu Gulati
  • The importance of commercial law in the legal architecture of post-conflict "new"states / Michael J. Stepek
  • The role of a banking system in nation-building / John L. Douglas
  • Volunteer lawyers and nation-building : using experience to serve the world community / Jean C. Berman
  • Measuring the rule of law in India : a volunteer lawyer's experience / Linda D. McGill
  • The role of public interest groups in nation-building : a Maine lawyer's experience in Mongolia / Richard A. Spencer
  • Kenya and the rule of law : the perspective of two volunteers / Kim Matthews, William H. Coogan
  • Resurrecting the rule of law in Liberia / Jim Dube.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiv, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • ch. 1. Sovereignty in international society
  • ch. 2. International administrations in international society
  • ch. 3. Statebuilding in Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • ch. 4. Statebuilding in Kosovo
  • ch. 5. Statebuilding in East Timor
  • ch. 6. The sovereignty paradox.
The post-cold war years have witnessed an unprecedented involvement by the United Nations in the domestic affairs of states, to end conflicts and rebuild political and administrative institutions. International administrations established by the UN or Western states have exercised extensive executive, legislative, and judicial authority over post-conflict territories to facilitate institution building and provide for interim governance. This book is a study of the normative framework underlying the international community's statebuilding efforts. Through detailed case studies of policymaking by the international administrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and East Timor, based on extensive interviews and work in the administrations, the book examines the nature of this normative framework, and highlights how norms shape the institutional choices of statebuilders, the relationship between international and local actors, and the exit strategies of international administrations. The book argues that a particular conception of sovereignty as responsibility has influenced the efforts of international administrations, and shows that their statebuilding activities are informed by the idea that post-conflict territories need to meet certain normative tests before they are considered legitimate internationally. The restructuring of political and administrative practices to help post-conflict territories to meet these tests creates a sovereignty paradox: international administrations compromise one element of sovereignty - the right to self-government - in order to implement domestic reforms to legitimise the authority of local political institutions, and thus strengthen their sovereignty. In the light of the governance and development record of the three international administrations, the book assesses the promises and the pathologies of statebuilding, and develops recommendations to improve their performance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199207435 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xiv, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- PART I: CONCEPTS AND THEORIES-- 1. Sovereignty in International Society-- 2. International Administrations in International Society-- PART II: CASE STUDIES-- 3. Statebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina-- 4. Statebuilding in Kosovo-- 5. Statebuilding in East Timor-- 6. The Sovereignty Paradox-- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199207435 20160528
The post-cold war years have witnessed an unprecedented involvement by the United Nations in the domestic affairs of states, to end conflicts and rebuild political and administrative institutions. International administrations established by the UN or Western states have exercised extensive executive, legislative, and judicial authority over post-conflict territories to facilitate institution building and provide for interim governance. This book is a study of the normative framework underlying the international community's statebuilding efforts. Through detailed case studies of policymaking by the international administrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and East Timor, based on extensive interviews and work in the administrations, the book examines the nature of this normative framework, and highlights how norms shape the institutional choices of statebuilders, the relationship between international and local actors, and the exit strategies of international administrations. The book argues that a particular conception of sovereignty as responsibility has influenced the efforts of international administrations, and shows that their statebuilding activities are informed by the idea that post-conflict territories need to meet certain normative tests before they are considered legitimate internationally. The restructuring of political and administrative practices to help post-conflict territories to meet these tests creates a sovereignty paradox: international administrations compromise one element of sovereignty - the right to self-government - in order to implement domestic reforms to legitimise the authority of local political institutions, and thus strengthen their sovereignty. In the light of the governance and development record of the three international administrations, the book assesses the promises and the pathologies of statebuilding, and develops recommendations to improve their performance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199207435 20160528
Green Library
Book
x, 262 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: Nation-building and the failure of institutional memory / Francis Fukuyama
  • From consensus to crisis : the postwar career of nation-building in U.S. foreign relations / David Ekbladh
  • Nation-building in the heyday of the classic development ideology : Ford Foundation experience in the 1950s and 1960s / F.X. Sutton
  • Building nations : the American experience / Minxin Pei, Samia Amin, and Seth Garz
  • Nation-building : lessons learned and unlearned / Michèle A. Flounoy
  • Sovereignty and legitimacy in Afghan nation-building / S. Frederick Starr
  • Rebuilding Afghanistan : impediments, lessons, and prospects / Marvin G. Weinbaum
  • The lessons of nation-building in Afghanistan / Larry P. Goodson
  • What went wrong and right in Iraq / Larry Diamond
  • Striking out in Baghdad : how postconflict reconstruction went awry / Johanna Mendelson Forman
  • Learning the lessons of Iraq / James Dobbins
  • Guidelines for future nation-builders / Francis Fukuyama.
Best-selling author Francis Fukuyama brings together esteemed academics, political analysts, and practitioners to reflect on the U.S. experience with nation-building, from its historical underpinnings to its modern-day consequences. The United States has sought on repeated occasions to reconstruct states damaged by conflict, from Reconstruction in the South after the Civil War to Japan and Germany after World War II, to the ongoing rebuilding of Iraq. Despite this rich experience, there has been remarkably little systematic effort to learn lessons on how outside powers can assist in the building of strong and self-sufficient states in post-conflict situations. The contributors dissect mistakes, false starts, and lessons learned from the cases of Afghanistan and Iraq within the broader context of reconstruction efforts in other parts of the world, including Latin America, Japan, and the Balkans. Examining the contrasting models in Afghanistan and Iraq, they highlight the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq as a cautionary example of inadequate planning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801883354 20160528
Green Library
Book
168 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Green Library
Book
xlv, 392 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
Book
282 pages ; 23 cm.
  • ContentA Framework for Analysing StatecraftStatecraft in EgyptStatecraft in IsraelStatecraft in SyriaStatecraft in TurkeyStatecraft in Saudi ArabiaStatecraft in IranConcluding Remarks: The Arab Spring, Theoretical Observations on Statecraft and Future ResearchBibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784535803 20161219
What role do ideas play in state-building and state behaviour? This book argues that government policies in both foreign relations and domestic politics must always be situated within a broader ideological and societal context. Imad Mansour analyses how governments in the contemporary Middle East have governed internally and acted externally based on societal narratives, narratives which bring together a variety of ideas about a society's history and place in the world. He argues that there is a dominant societal narrative that acts as a primary building block of statecraft, where statecraft is understood as an ongoing set of local, regional and global state-building processes. Mansour investigates the ways in which statecraft in the Middle East has been guided by narratives through a close historical reading and comparative discussion of the political behaviors of six states-Egypt, Israel, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran-in the second half of the twentieth century and the early twenty-first century. His book demonstrates the analytical purchase of narratives in understanding statecraft and explains why governing governments' decisions need to be understood in complex ways.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784535803 20161219
Green Library

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