The Dilemmas of Statebuilding: Confronting the contradictions of postwar peace operations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-12
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Understanding the Contradictions of Postwar Statebuilding
Domestic and International Context
The Peacebuilder's Contract: How External Statebuilding Reinforces Weak Statehood
Understanding the "Coordination Problem" in Postwar Statebuilding
Foreign Militaries, Sustainable Institutions, and Postwar Statebuilding
Making Peacemakers out of Spoilers: International Organizations, Private Military Training, and Statebuilding After War
Political Economy
Trajectories of Accumulation through War and Peace
The Superficiality of Statebuilding in Cambodia: Patronage and Clientelism as Enduring Forms of Politics
Institutional Design
Constitutional Choices and Statebuilding in Postconflict Countries
Pathways of the Political: Electoral Processes after Civil War
Autonomy and Dependence
The Dangers of a Tight Embrace: Externally Assisted Statebuilding in Afghanistan
Dilemmas of Promoting Local Ownership: The Case of Postwar Kosovo
Reflections and Conclusions
A New Generation of Statebuilding Scholarship: Reflections on This Volume
Confronting the Contradictions
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