Europe's Role in Nation-Building: From the Balkans to the Congo

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Peace is the most essential product of nation-building. Without peace, neither economic growth nor democratization is possible. The authors of Europe's Role in Nation-Building investigate the use of armed force as part of broader nation-building efforts led by European powers and its success at achieving the objective of transforming a society emerging from conflict into one at peace with itself and its neighbors. They then evaluate Europe's performance against the U.S. and United Nations records in past ...

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Overview

Peace is the most essential product of nation-building. Without peace, neither economic growth nor democratization is possible. The authors of Europe's Role in Nation-Building investigate the use of armed force as part of broader nation-building efforts led by European powers and its success at achieving the objective of transforming a society emerging from conflict into one at peace with itself and its neighbors. They then evaluate Europe's performance against the U.S. and United Nations records in past nation-building operations.

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In the latest in the RAND (contracted from "Research and Development") Corporation's series on nation building, lead author Dobbins (director, International Security & Defense Policy Ctr., RAND Corp.), a veteran bipartisan diplomat, assesses Europe's global nation-building role. The book covers Albania, Sierra Leone, Macedonia, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bosnia, and the Solomon Islands (the last an Australian nation-building operation), providing history, evaluations, and recommendations regarding the ongoing work of over 20 post-World War II nation-building efforts-including NATO, national, and now EU-led missions. Contributors compare the various European efforts against those of the United States and the UN by means of such measurements as economic growth, return of refugees, and security. They sum up with "Lessons Learned" from each country. Dense but clear, with many fascinating graphs.


—Margaret Heilbrun
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833041388
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/8/2008
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

James Dobbins (Georgetown School of Foreign Service) is director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND. A veteran diplomat who has held senior White House and State Department positions under four presidents, he most recently served as the Bush administration's special envoy for Afghanistan. He served as U.S. special envoy for Kosovo, Bosnia, Haiti, and Somalia. Ambassador Dobbins has held a variety of State Department and White House posts, including Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, Special Assistant to the President for the Western Hemisphere, Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State for the Balkans, and Ambassador to the European Community.

Seth G. Jones (PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago) is a senior researcher at RAND. Areas of expertise include the Middle East, Arab-Israeli peace process, and European security.

Keith Crane (PhD, Economics, Indiana University) is a senior economist at RAND. Areas of expertise include Economics of Transition and Economic Forecasting, Transportation Economics, and Defense Economics.

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Table of Contents


Preface     iii
Figures     xi
Tables     xiii
Summary     xv
Acknowledgments     xxxvii
Abbreviations     xxxix
Introduction     1
Albania     7
Challenges     8
Security     8
Humanitarian     10
Civil Administration     10
Democratization     10
Economic Reconstruction     11
The European and International Roles     11
Military and Police     14
Civil and Economic     15
What Happened     16
Security     16
Humanitarian     19
Civil Administration     19
Democratization     19
Economic Reconstruction     21
Lessons Learned     22
Sierra Leone     25
Challenges     26
Security     28
Humanitarian     30
Civil Administration     30
Democratization     31
Economic Reconstruction     31
The European and International Roles     32
Military and Police     34
Civil and Economic     35
What Happened     35
Security     36
Humanitarian     40
Civil Administration     40
Democratization     42
Economic Reconstruction     44
Lessons Learned     45
Macedonia     49
Challenges     52
Security     52
Humanitarian     54
Civil Administration     55
Democratization     55
Economic     56
The European and International Roles     57
Military and Police     58
Civil and Economic     60
What Happened     61
Security     62
Humanitarian     64
Civil Administration     65
Democratization     65
Economic Reconstruction     68
Lessons Learned     71
Cote d'Ivoire     73
Challenges     74
Security     74
Humanitarian     76
Civil Administration     77
Democratization     77
Economic Reconstruction     78
The European and International Roles     78
Military and Police      79
Civil and Economic     81
What Happened     82
Security     82
Humanitarian     90
Civil Administration     92
Democratization     93
Economic Reconstruction     96
Lessons Learned     97
Democratic Republic of the Congo     101
Challenges     103
Security     104
Humanitarian     106
Civil Administration     107
Democratization     108
Economic     109
The European and International Roles     110
Military and Police     110
Civil and Economic     115
What Happened     116
Security     117
Humanitarian     125
Civil Administration     126
Democratization     127
Economic Stabilization     130
Lessons Learned     133
Bosnia     139
Challenges     140
Security     142
Humanitarian     143
Governance and Civil Administration     144
Democratization     147
Economic Reconstruction     148
The European and International Roles     150
Military and Police     151
Civil and Economic     153
What Happened     155
Security     158
Humanitarian     161
Governance and Civil Administration     161
Democratization     165
Economic Development and Reconstruction     166
Lessons Learned     169
Solomon Islands     173
Challenges     176
Security     176
Humanitarian     177
Governance     178
Democratization     178
Economic Development     178
Australian and International Roles     179
Australia as the Lead Nation     181
The Composition of RAMSI     185
What Happened     185
Security     187
Humanitarian     195
Governance and Civil Administration     195
Democratization     197
Economic Development     200
Lessons Learned     201
Comparative Analysis     207
Security     209
Military Presence     209
Civilian Police     210
Duration      212
International Combat-Related Deaths     214
Return of Refugees     217
Enduring Peace     219
Economic Reconstruction     219
Per Capita External Assistance     219
Economic Growth     222
Democratization     223
Timing of Elections     223
Level of Freedom     223
European and U.S. Nation-Building     226
Conclusions     233
Nation-Building Supporting Data     239
Bibliography     265
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