A Savage Order: How the World's Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security

A Savage Order: How the World's Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security

by Rachel Kleinfeld


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An urgent, provocative examination of how violence can cripple democratic societies and institutions and what nations can do to successfully establish peace within their own borders.

From Georgia to Colombia to Ghana and Italy—crime exists in every democratic nation on earth, but in some places, it runs rampant, shaping all aspects of civic life. A False Peace investigates why and how some places, riddled by inept government and states, are able to recover. Drawing on fifteen years of both academic and firsthand field research—interviewing generals, former guerrillas, activists, politicians, mobsters, and law enforcement in countries around the world—Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld documents the unambiguous measures that societies have taken to empower the strong civic movements, governments, and institutions that protect countries and mitigate atrocities that damage people's lives. In this powerfully argued and timely book, Kleinfeld takes on existing literature and popularly accepted theories about foreign aid and intervention, making clear exactly why it's crucial that we understand what makes some countries peaceful and others war zones, and what we can do about it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101871997
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 253,976
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

RACHEL KLEINFELD is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the founding CEO of the Truman National Security Project. She served under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the U.S. State Department's Foreign Affairs Policy Board and has consulted for the U.S., as well as the U.K. and other foreign governments on how to improve their foreign interventions, along with the World Bank, the European Union, the OECD, and many other institutions. She is the author of numerous book chapters, papers, and articles, as well as two books published by think tanks and op-eds in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She has made numerous appearances on Fox & Friends, The Sean Hannity Show, CNN, BBC, NPR, The Montel Williams Show, Left Jab, and WBAI NYC. Kleinfeld received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.Phil and D.Phil from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes scholar. She serves on the supervisory board of the Justice Leadership Group, a sister organization to Nelson Mandela's The Elders.

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Table of Contents

Introduction · 3
1. Violence Today · 21
2. Privilege Violence · 44
3. Decivilization · 72
4. Dirty Deals · 99
5. The Middle Class · 122
6. Political Movements · 149
7. Politicians · 172
8. Recivilization · 205
9. Centralization and Surveillance · 221
10. Society Maintains the Peace · 247
11. What Can We Do? · 268
Acknowledgments · 297
Notes · 301
Bibliography · 407
Index · 457

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