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The dilemmas of statebuilding : confronting the contradictions of postwar peace operations

The dilemmas of statebuilding : confronting the contradictions of postwar peace operations

Author: Roland Paris; Timothy D Sisk
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Security and governance series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book explores the contradictions that emerge in international statebuilding efforts in war-torn societies. Since the end of the Cold War, more than 20 major peace operations have been deployed to countries emerging from internal conflicts. This book argues that international efforts to construct effective, legitimate governmental structures in these countries are necessary but fraught with contradictions and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Paris; Timothy D Sisk
ISBN: 9780415776288 0415776287 9780415776295 0415776295
OCLC Number: 212837456
Description: xii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : understanding the contradictions of postwar statebuilding / Roland Paris and Timothy D. Sisk --
2. peacebuilder's contract : how external statebuilding reinforces weak statehood / Michael Barnett and Christoph Zurcher --
3. Understanding the "coordination problem" in postwar statebuilding / Roland Paris --
4. Foreign militaries, sustainable institutions, and postwar statebuilding / David M. Edelstein --
5. Making peacemakers out of spoilers : international organizations, private military training, and statebuilding after war / Deborah Avant --
6. Trajectories of accumulation through war and peace / Christopher Cramer --
7. superficiality of statebuilding in Cambodia : patronage and clientelism as enduring forms of politics / David Roberts --
8. Postwar constitution building : opportunities and challenges / Kirsti Samuels --
9. Pathways of the political : electoral processes after civil war / Timothy D. Sisk --
10. dangers of a tight embrace : externally assisted statebuilding in Afghanistan / Astri Suhrke --
11. Dilemmas of promoting "local ownership" : the case of postwar Kosovo / Jens Narten --
12. Statebuilding after Afghanistan and Iraq / Miles Kahler --
13. Conclusion : confronting the contradictions / Roland Paris and Timothy D. Sisk.
Series Title: Security and governance series.
Responsibility: edited by Roland Paris and Timothy D. Sisk.
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Sharing a consensus, but offering a variety of approaches, methodologies, case analyses, and recommendations, the essays in this text provides a deeper understanding of the dilemmas of state-building.


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'Roland Paris and Timothy Sisk have compiled the essential guide to understanding the inherent contradictions that lie at the heart of the statebuilding enterprise. Drawing on a range of contemporary Read more...

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