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Author Hawk, Kathleen
Title Constructing the Stable State : Goals for Intervention and Peacebuilding
Imprint Westport : ABC-CLIO, 2002
©2002
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Descript 1 online resource (175 pages)
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Note Contents -- Introduction -- CHAPTER 1 THE STATE OF THE STATE -- CHAPTER 2 INTRODUCTION TO THE CASE STUDIES -- CHAPTER 3 SOMALIA -- CHAPTER 4 BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA -- CHAPTER 5 KOSOVO -- CHAPTER 6 DRAWING LESSONS FROM PAST EXPERIENCES -- CHAPTER 7 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS -- References -- INDEX
The United States and the international community intervened in a number of internal conflicts throughout the 1990s, generally justifying their actions on humanitarian grounds. In most cases, the external military intervention largely halted the fighting and allowed humanitarian assistance to be distributed. However, as Hawk makes clear, simply halting the fighting has not allowed these countries to create stable governments and harmonious societies. This study is based on the premise that if external actors-foreign governments, international organizations, and private groups-can not figure out how to lay a foundation for a stable, longer-term peace, there will be decreasing support for international intervention and peacekeeping/peacebuilding missions in the future. Although external actors have undertaken many activities in the aftermath of a military intervention in an attempt to consolidate peace, sufficient attention has not been paid to (re)constructing the state as a capable, effective, and legitimate entity. While (re)constructing the state is only a portion of what needs to be done to bring about a stable, long-term peace, it provides a necessary foundation upon which to structure the other activities. Through her examination of external actions in Somalia, Bosnia, and Kosovo, Hawk draws 23 lessons, nine of which are applicable to interventions in general and the remaining 14 specific to statebuilding efforts. This study will be of particular interest to scholars, students, and policymakers involved with conflict resolution and international relations
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hawk, Kathleen Constructing the Stable State : Goals for Intervention and Peacebuilding Westport : ABC-CLIO,c2002 9780275977559
Subject Humanitarian assistance -- Case studies.;Humanitarian intervention -- Case studies.;Peace-building -- Case studies.;Political stability -- Case studies
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