When States Fail: Causes and Consequences / Edition 1

When States Fail: Causes and Consequences / Edition 1

by Robert I. Rotberg
     
 

"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

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"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 contributions to this volume are well-written studies that meet quite demanding criteria of scholarship. They provide coherent analysis on the causes and indicators of state failure as well as the repair of failing or failed states."—Raimo Vyrynen, University of Notre Dame and University of Helsinki

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ISBN-13:
9780691116723
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
11/24/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
665,082
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
1The Failure and Collapse of Nation-States: Breakdown, Prevention, and Repair1
Pt. 1The Causes and Prevention of Failure51
2Domestic Anarchy, Security Dilemmas, and Violent Predation: Causes of Failure53
3The Global-Local Politics of State Decay77
4The Economic Correlates of State Failure: Taxes, Foreign Aid, and Policies94
5The Deadly Connection: Paramilitary Bands, Small Arms Diffusion, and State Failure116
6Prevention State Failure135
Pt. 2Post-Failure Resuscitation of Nation-States151
7Forming States after Failure153
8Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration: Lessons and Liabilities in Reconstruction170
9Establishing the Rule of Law182
10Building Effective Trust in the Aftermath of Severe Conflict222
11Civil Society and the Reconstruction of Failed States237
12Restoring Economic Functioning in Failed States256
13Transforming the Institutions of War: Postconflict Elections and the Reconstruction of Failed States269
14Let Them Fail: State Failure in Theory and Practice: Implications for Policy302
Contributors319
Index323

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