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Making states work : state failure and the crisis of governance

Author: Simon Chesterman; Michael Ignatieff; Ramesh Chandra Thakur; International Peace Academy.; United Nations University.
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, ©2005.
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This publication is the result of a joint interdisciplinary project of the International Peace Academy and the United Nations University. It focuses on situations when state structures begin to break down or collapse, encompassing a range of crises from states in which basic public services are neglected to the total collapse of governance. It looks at the roles and responsibilities of key actors in the situation in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Chesterman; Michael Ignatieff; Ramesh Chandra Thakur; International Peace Academy.; United Nations University.
ISBN: 928081107X 9789280811070
OCLC Number: 56951273
Notes: "A Project of the International Peace Academy and the United Nations University."
Description: xviii, 400 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Issues --
1. Policy responses to state failure / Sebastian von Einsiedel --
2. The legacy of colonialism / James Mayall --
3. Human rights, power and the state / Michael Ignatieff --
pt. II. Regions --
4. The Great Lakes and South Central Asia / Andrea Armstrong, Barnett R. Rubin --
5. Columbia and the Andean crisis / Monica Serrano, Paul Kenny --
6. The South Pacific / Benjamin Reilly, Elsina Wainwright --
pt. III. Margins --
7. Reviving state legitimacy in Pakistan / Samina Ahmed --
8. Disintegration and reconstitution in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea / Hazel Smith --
9. Afghanistan's weak state and strong society / Amin Saikal. pt. IV. Successes --
10. Success in Mozambique? / Michel Cahen --
11. State-building, national leadership and "relative success" in Costa Rica / Abelardo Morales-Gamboa, Stephen Baranyi --
12. From vulnerability to success: the British withdrawal from Singapore / Patricia Shu Ming Tan, Simon S.C. Tay --
pt. V. Choices --
13. Early and "early late" prevention / I. William Zartman --
14. Making humanitarianism work / Thomas G. Weiss, Peter J. Hoffman --
15. Transitional justice / Alex Boraine --
16. Transitional administration, state-building and the United Nations / Simon Chesterman --
17. Conclusion: the future of state-building / Simon Chesterman, Michael Ignatieff, Ramesh Thakur.
Responsibility: edited by Simon Chesterman, Michael Ignatieff, and Ramesh Thakur.
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This publication is the result of a joint interdisciplinary project of the International Peace Academy and the United Nations University. It focuses on situations when state structures begin to break down or collapse, encompassing a range of crises from states in which basic public services are neglected to the total collapse of governance. It looks at the roles and responsibilities of key actors in the situation in relation to their own populations and the international community, and considers the lessons that can be drawn from a range of countries to develop effective strategies to address such situations.

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