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Published by Blackwell Pub. in Malden, MA .
Written in English


  • State, The -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies,
  • Political culture -- History -- 20th century -- Case studies

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Edition Notes

Other titlesState failure, collapse & reconstruction, Development and change.
Statementedited by Jennifer Milliken.
GenreCase studies.
SeriesDevelopment and change book series, Development and change (Unnumbered)
ContributionsMilliken, Jennifer.
LC ClassificationsJC273 .S82 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 325 p. :
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15555905M
ISBN 101405105364

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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.   State Failure, State Collapse, and State Reconstruction: Concepts, Lessons and Strategies. Jennifer Milliken. Guest Editor, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland, Search for more papers by this author. Keith by:   In the s, Yugoslavia, which had once been a role model for development, became a symbol for state collapse, external intervention and post-war reconstruction. Today the region has two international protectorates, contested states and borders, .   State Failure, State Collapse, and State Reconstruction: Concepts, Lessons and Strategies. Yosef Jabareen, Conceptualizing “Post-Conflict Reconstruction” and “Ongoing Conflict Reconstruction” of Failed States, International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Cited by:

State Failure, Collapse, and Reconstruction ways. Following Charles Tilly’s metaphor of ‘war-making and state-making as organized crime’, it can be seen as a more-or-less inadvertent process by which state elites, seeking to consolidate their hold on power, acted as the.   This book is a path-breaking effort to analyze state disintegration, focusing on African cases, the editor says, not so much to learn about them as from them in exploring a wide range of contemporary political issues. What have been the causes of collapse in countries as diverse as Somalia, the former Soviet Union, and Haiti? How have some countries prevented, arrested, or . Potential Agents of Reconstruction. State Collapse: The Humanitarian Challenge to the UN—F.M. Deng. The Role of Foreign Intervention in African Reconstruction—I.A. Gambari. Democratization in Collapsed States—M. Ottaway. Strongmen, State Formation, Collapse, and Reconstruction in Africa—N. Ng'ethe. Conclusions. This book examines contemporary cases of nation-state collapse and fail- ure. 1 It establishes clear criteria for distinguishing collapse and failure from generic weakness or apparent distress.

Nation-states fail because they are convulsed by internal violence and can no longer deliver positive political goods to their inhabitants. Their governments lose legitimacy, and the very nature of the particular nation-state itself becomes illegitimate in the eyes and in . "A fine collection of papers on state failure and rebuilding. There is not a weak contribution in the lot. There is much in this book to enrich the debate on the topic and its various aspects."—I. William Zartman, Johns Hopkins University, author of Ripe for Resolution and editor of Collapsed States. The modern state continues to be a work in progress and the potential for failure or reversal remains present. However, state failure and state collapse must be distinguished from each other and must not be subsumed under the vague, broad, and ambiguous headings of political conflict or civil war. State Failure, Collapse, and Reconstruction For the original designers of the UN Transitional Administration, East Timor was to be an innovative project in state-building.