Exit Strategies and State Building

Exit Strategies and State Building

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In the past two decades, states and multilateral organizations have devoted considerable resources toward efforts to stabilize peace and rebuild war-torn societies in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Sierra Leone. Despite these prodigious efforts, there has been relatively little consideration of the critical questions arising from the qend gameq of state-building operations. In Exit Strategies and State Building, sixteen leading scholars and practitioners focus on relevant historical and contemporary cases of exit to provide a comprehensive overview of this crucial issue. By examining the major challenges associated with the conclusion of international state-building operations and the requirements for the maintenance of peace in the period following exit, this book provides unique perspective on a critical aspect of military and political intervention. Deftly researched, Exit Strategies and State Building sheds new light on what is not merely an academic issue, but also a pressing global policy concern.... has been a key objective, undertaken most often in conditions of fragility or in the aftermath of armed conflict. ... The case studies and the thematic essays combined can be said to capture fairly the key experiences and issues that are mostanbsp;...

Title:Exit Strategies and State Building
Author:Richard Caplan
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-08-10


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