The Dilemmas of Statebuilding
Confronting the Contradictions of Postwar Peace Operations
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Dilemmas of Statebuilding by Roland Paris
Book DescriptionThis 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 vexing dilemmas. Drawing on the latest scholarly research on postwar peace operations, the volume: * addresses cutting-edge issues of statebuilding including coordination, local ownership, security, elections, constitution making, and delivery of development aid * features contributions by leading and up-and-coming scholars * provides empirical case studies including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Croatia, Kosovo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and others * presents policy-relevant findings of use to students and policymakers alike The Dilemmas of Statebuilding will be vital reading for students and scholars of international relations and political science. Bringing new insights to security studies, international development, and peace and conflict research, it will also interest a range of policy makers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415776295
(234mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Roland Paris
Dilemmas of Statebuilding, Hardback (December 2008)
Explores the contradictions that emerge in international statebuilding efforts in war-torn societies. This book argues that international efforts to construct effective, legitimate governmental structures in these countries are necessary but fraught with contradictions and vexing dilemmas. It draws on the research on postwar peace operations.
At War's End, Hardback (May 2004)» View all books by Roland Paris
This 2004 book explores the challenge of rehabilitating countries after civil wars.
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Author Biography - Roland Paris
Roland Paris is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. His is author of At War's End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict which won the Grawewmeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order and the International Studies Association's Chadwick Alger Award for best book on international organization. Timothy D. Sisk is Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development and International Peace, a research and policy development institute. He also serves as an Associate Fellow of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Geneva, Switzerland.
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