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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405105361
ISBN-10: 1405105364
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 154mm x 18mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jennifer Milliken

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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Social Construction of the Korean War by Jennifer Milliken

The Social Construction of the Korean War

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