Failed Statebuilding: Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation

Failed Statebuilding: Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation


Western struggles—and failures—to create functioning states in nations comparable to Iraq or Afghanistan have encouraged questions on no matter if statebuilding tasks are in any respect attainable, or whether or not they make the lives in their meant beneficiaries higher or worse. during this groundbreaking ebook, Oliver Richmond asks why statebuilding has been so tough to accomplish, and argues that an enormous a part of the matter has been Westerners’ failure to appreciate or have interaction with what neighborhood peoples truly wish and want. He interrogates the liberal peacebuilding undefined, asking what it assumes, what it's getting mistaken, and the way it may be extra effective.

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