July 22, 2009

Dilemmas of Statebuilding

This collection of essays addresses the challenges and conflicts that are inherent in peacekeeping and statebuilding efforts. The first section begins by addressing the conflicts between domestic needs and international interests. Subsequent sections discuss the security conditions, and political and economic climate. Statebuilding is addressed specifically in discussions about political institutions such as constitutions and electoral processes. The authors also explore the challenges of finding an appropriate balance between independence of the newly formed state and dependence on external nations. This book is particularly relevant because of its case studies which focus on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Dilemmas of Statebuilding: Confronting the Contradictions of Postwar Peace Operations
ed. by Roland Paris and Timothy D. Sisk
JZ 6300 .D55 2009