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State Failure, Collapse & Reconstruction

ISBN: 978-1-4051-0536-1
336 pages
August 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book situates state failure and state collapse in historical context and explains the structures and forces that have led to state collapse in a number of countries around the world. It also analyses and critiques contemporary interventions and reconstruction efforts in collapsed states.

  • Addresses the subject of state failure which has received high-profile attention from both scholars and policy-makers.
  • Examines how and why states collapse.
  • Analyses and critiques post-conflict reconstruction efforts.
  • Has contemporary relevance for developments in places such as East Timor, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Georgia.
  • Challenges our assumptions about states and the state system.
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Notes on Contributors.

State Failure, State Collapse and State Reconstruction: Jennifer Milliken and Keith Krause, Graduate Institute of International Studies.

Part I: States, Statebuilding and State Collapse:.

1. Putting State Collapse in Context: History, Politics and the Genealogy of a Concept: Christopher Clapham, Lancaster University.

2. State Collapse and Fresh Starts: Some Critical Reflections: Martin Doornbos, Institute of Social Studies.

3.State Collapse and Implications for Peace-Building and Reconstruction: Alexandros Yannis, Graduate Institute of International Studies.

Part II: Anatomies of Failure and Collapse:.

4. Collapsing States and Non-Revolutionary Insurgencies: William Reno, Northwestern University.

5. Rising From the Ashes? The Difficult Rebirth of the Georgian State: Spyros Demetriou, Graduate Institute of International Studies.

6. Try Again, Fail Again? Adventures in State-Building in Afghanistan: Jonathon Goodhand and Christopher Cramer, SOAS.

7. Africa: Private Military Intervention and Arms Proliferation in the Process of State Decay: Abdel-Fatau Musah, Centre for Democracy and Development.

8. State Collapse as Business: The Role of Conflict Trade and the Emerging Control Agenda: Robert Neil Cooper, University of Plymouth.

Part III: Relief and Reconstruction:.

9. UNTAC in Cambodia: A New Model for Humanitarian Aid in Collapsed States?: Daniel Chong, School of International Service, American University.

10. From East Timor to Participatory Intervention: Jarat Chopra, Brown University.

11. Rebuilding State Institutions in Collapsed States: Marina Ottaway, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

12. Aid Conditionality as a Tool for Peacebuilding: Opportunities and Constraints: James Boyce, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

13. Reconstructing the Borderlands: Aid as a Relation of Global Governance: Mark Duffield, University of Leeds.

Index.

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Jennifer Milliken is Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. She is the author of The Social Construction of the Korean War: Conflict and its Possibilities (2001).
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  • Addresses the subject of state failure which has received high-profile attention from both scholars and policy-makers.

  • Examines how and why states collapse.

  • Analyses and critiques post-conflict reconstruction efforts.

  • Has contemporary relevance for developments in places such as East Timor, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Georgia.

  • Challenges our assumptions about states and the state system.
See More

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