*Uses Afghanistan as a case-study that can be applied internationally
*Contributors have direct political and human rights experience in the field
The prevailing wisdom about post-conflict reconstruction is centered on the notion of nation-building. In the globalized post-September 11th world, can military might and technological solutions foster stability by enforcing democracy from the outside?
Written by key practitioners and analysts involved in the Afghan crisis, Nation-Building Unraveled? explains how emerging international “ordering” practices affect the role and policy of international actors, such as United Nations agencies and international NGOs, their interaction with national authorities and local communities, and their ability to generate just and social outcomes.
|Publisher:||Kumarian Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Antonio Donini is Senior Researcher at the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University.
Norah Niland worked in Afghanistan as the Senior UN Human Rights Advisor from January 1999 to June 2002. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Human Security at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.
Karin Wermester is currently working in the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office in the Sudan.
Table of Contents
|Map of Afghanistan||xvii|
|2||Afghanistan, War, Aid, and International Order||9|
|Part 1||Governing the Periphery with Aid, Peace, and Justice|
|3||The Politics of Peace-building: Year One: From Bonn to Kabul||39|
|4||Justice Postponed: The Marginalization of Human Rights in Afghanistan||61|
|5||The Struggle for Hearts and Minds: The Military, Aid, and the Media||83|
|6||Afghan Women on the Margins of the Twenty-first Century||95|
|Part 2||Politics and Humanitarianism After September 11|
|7||Principles, Politics, and Pragmatism in the International Response to the Afghan Crisis||117|
|8||The Dilemma of Humanitarianism in the Post-Taliban Transition||143|
|9||Political Projects: Reform, Aid, and the State in Afghanistan||166|
|10||Old Woods, New Paths, and Diverging Choices for NGOs||187|
|11||Aid, Peace, and Justice in a Reordered World||207|
|About the Contributors||227|