State failure, collapse and reconstruction edited by Jennifer Milliken [Text]

Contributor(s): Milliken.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Development and change. Publisher: Malden, MA Blackwell 2003Description: x, 325p. 23cm pbk.ISBN: 9781405105361.Subject(s): Legitimacy of governments -- Developing countries | Political stability | World politics - 1989- | JPH - BICDDC classification: 320.011
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This book situates state failure and state collapse in historicalcontext and explains the structures and forces that have led tostate collapse in a number of countries around the world. It alsoanalyses and critiques contemporary interventions andreconstruction efforts in collapsed states.

Addresses the subject of state failure which has receivedhigh-profile attention from both scholars and policy-makers.
Examines how and why states collapse.
Analyses and critiques post-conflict reconstructionefforts.
Has contemporary relevance for developments in places such asEast Timor, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Georgia.
Challenges our assumptions about states and the statesystem.

Includes bibliographical references and index

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

Summary: State collapse in such places as Yugoslavia has led to widespread human suffering and regional instability. This collection situates state failure and collapse against the backdrop of the emergence, consolidation, expansion and erosion of the Western state system

for undergraduate readership

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction: State Failure, State Collapse and State Reconstruction: Graduate Institute of International Studies
  • Part 1 States, Statebuilding and State Collapse
  • 1 Putting State Collapse in Context: History, Politics and the Genealogy of a Concept: Lancaster University
  • 2 State Collapse and Fresh Starts: Some Critical Reflections: Institute of Social Studies
  • 3 State Collapse and Implications for Peace-Building and Reconstruction: Graduate Institute of International Studies
  • Part 2 Anatomies of Failure and Collapse
  • 4 Collapsing States and Non-Revolutionary Insurgencies: 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: SOAS
  • 7 Africa: Private Military Intervention and Arms Proliferation in the Process of State Decay: Centre for Democracy and Development
  • 8 State Collapse as Business: The Role of Conflict Trade and the Emerging Control Agenda: University of Plymouth
  • Part 3 Relief and Reconstruction
  • 9 UNTAC in Cambodia: A New Model for Humanitarian Aid in Collapsed States?: School of International Service, American University
  • 10 From East Timor to Participatory Intervention: Brown University
  • 11 Rebuilding State Institutions in Collapsed States: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • 12 Aid Conditionality as a Tool for Peacebuilding: Opportunities and Constraints: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 13 Reconstructing the Borderlands: Aid as a Relation of Global Governance: University of Leeds

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