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State Failure, Collapse & Reconstruction. Development and Change Special Issues

  • ID: 2246297
  • Book
  • July 2003
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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State collapse in such places as Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yugoslavia has led to widespread human suffering, regional instability, and transnational threats of organised crime and international terrorism. This collection situates state failure and collapse against the backdrop of the emergence, consolidation, expansion, and erosion of the Western state system.

The contributors examine why and how states collapse through case studies of countries including Nigeria, Georgia, and Afghanistan, and through analyses of warlordism, conflict goods, and small arms and light weapons proliferation. Humanitarian and post–conflict reconstruction efforts in such places as East Timor, Cambodia, Somalia and Bosnia are also analysed and critiqued. The volume, which brings together some of the foremost scholars working on state collapse, will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners.

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Notes on Contributors.

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

Part I: 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.

Part II: 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.

Part III: 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.


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Jennifer Milliken
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