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The Resource Overcoming obstacles to peace : local factors in nation-building, James Dobbins, Laurel E. Miller, Stephanie Pezard, Christopher S. Chivvis, Julie E. Taylor, Keith Crane, Calin Trenkov-Wermuth, Tewodaj Mengistu

Overcoming obstacles to peace : local factors in nation-building, James Dobbins, Laurel E. Miller, Stephanie Pezard, Christopher S. Chivvis, Julie E. Taylor, Keith Crane, Calin Trenkov-Wermuth, Tewodaj Mengistu

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Overcoming obstacles to peace : local factors in nation-building
Title
Overcoming obstacles to peace
Title remainder
local factors in nation-building
Statement of responsibility
James Dobbins, Laurel E. Miller, Stephanie Pezard, Christopher S. Chivvis, Julie E. Taylor, Keith Crane, Calin Trenkov-Wermuth, Tewodaj Mengistu
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eng
Summary
"This volume analyzes the impediments that local conditions pose to successful outcomes of nation-building interventions in conflict-affected areas. Previous RAND studies of nation-building focused on external interveners' activities. This volume shifts the focus to internal circumstances, first identifying the conditions that gave rise to conflicts or threatened to perpetuate them, and then determining how external and local actors were able to modify or work around them to promote enduring peace. It examines in depth six varied societies: Cambodia, El Salvador, Bosnia and Herzegovina, East Timor, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It then analyzes a larger set of 20 major post-Cold War nation-building interventions. The authors assess the risk of renewed conflict at the onset of the interventions and subsequent progress along five dimensions: security, democratization, government effectiveness, economic growth, and human development. They find that transformation of many of the specific conditions that gave rise to or fueled conflict often is not feasible in the time frame of nation-building operations but that such transformation has not proven essential to achieving the primary goal of nation-building -- establishing peace. Most interventions in the past 25 years have led to enduring peace, as well as some degree of improvement in the other dimensions assessed. The findings suggest the importance of setting realistic expectations -- neither expecting nation-building operations to quickly lift countries out of poverty and create liberal democracies, nor being swayed by a negative stereotype of nation-building that does not recognize its signal achievements in the great majority of cases."--Page 4 of cover
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1942-
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Dobbins, James
Dewey number
327.1/72
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Rand Corporation
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
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  • Nation-building
  • Nation-building
  • Peace-building
  • Democratization
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Overcoming obstacles to peace : local factors in nation-building, James Dobbins, Laurel E. Miller, Stephanie Pezard, Christopher S. Chivvis, Julie E. Taylor, Keith Crane, Calin Trenkov-Wermuth, Tewodaj Mengistu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Chapter 2.
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Which Local Factors Pose Challenges to Nation-Building?
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 7.
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Factors That Raise the Risk of Conflict Renewal
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Civil War Onset
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 8.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Civil War Recurrence
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • How Great Is the Risk of Recurrence?
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Structure of the Case Studies
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 9.
  • Estimating the Challenges and Comparing with Outcomes
  • Sustaining Peace
  • Promoting Democracy
  • Improving Governance
  • Achieving Economic Growth
  • Advancing Human Development
  • Summing Up
  • Chapter 10.
  • Tailoring Nation-Building to Local Factors
  • Conclusions
  • The Transformational Limits of Nation-Building
  • Factors Crucial to Establishing Enduring Peace
  • Geopolitics
  • Patronage Networks
  • The Impact of Geopolitics and Patronage Networks in 20 Cases
  • Dissimilar Societies, Similar Instruments
  • Establishing Realistic Expectations
  • Appendixes.
  • A.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Performance Indicators and Nation-Building Inputs for 20 Major Post-Cold War Nation-Building Interventions
  • B.
  • Economic Growth Statistics for Nation-Building Interventions in Comparative Perspective
  • References
  • Cambodia
  • Preface
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Figures
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • Tables
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 4.
  • El Salvador
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Summary
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Acknowledgments
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 5.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Abbreviations
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Chapter 1.
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 6.
  • East Timor
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
Control code
ocn824120019
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833078636
Lccn
2013001379
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824120019
Label
Overcoming obstacles to peace : local factors in nation-building, James Dobbins, Laurel E. Miller, Stephanie Pezard, Christopher S. Chivvis, Julie E. Taylor, Keith Crane, Calin Trenkov-Wermuth, Tewodaj Mengistu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Chapter 2.
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Which Local Factors Pose Challenges to Nation-Building?
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 7.
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Factors That Raise the Risk of Conflict Renewal
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Civil War Onset
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 8.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Civil War Recurrence
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • How Great Is the Risk of Recurrence?
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Structure of the Case Studies
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 9.
  • Estimating the Challenges and Comparing with Outcomes
  • Sustaining Peace
  • Promoting Democracy
  • Improving Governance
  • Achieving Economic Growth
  • Advancing Human Development
  • Summing Up
  • Chapter 10.
  • Tailoring Nation-Building to Local Factors
  • Conclusions
  • The Transformational Limits of Nation-Building
  • Factors Crucial to Establishing Enduring Peace
  • Geopolitics
  • Patronage Networks
  • The Impact of Geopolitics and Patronage Networks in 20 Cases
  • Dissimilar Societies, Similar Instruments
  • Establishing Realistic Expectations
  • Appendixes.
  • A.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Performance Indicators and Nation-Building Inputs for 20 Major Post-Cold War Nation-Building Interventions
  • B.
  • Economic Growth Statistics for Nation-Building Interventions in Comparative Perspective
  • References
  • Cambodia
  • Preface
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Figures
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • Tables
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 4.
  • El Salvador
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Summary
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Acknowledgments
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Chapter 5.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Abbreviations
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Chapter 1.
  • Outcomes
  • Local Attitudes
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Conclusions
  • What Local Factors Posed the Greatest Challenges?
  • Were Local Factors Modified or Circumvented to Promote Enduring Peace?
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 6.
  • East Timor
  • Local Factors Before the Peace
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
  • Cultural and Social
  • Economic
  • Political
  • Institutional
  • Nation-Building Efforts
  • Geographical and Geopolitical
Control code
ocn824120019
Extent
1 online resource (xliii, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833078636
Lccn
2013001379
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)824120019

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