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Title The beginner's guide to nation-building / James Dobbins [and others].

Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND National Security Research Division, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xlii, 284 pages) : illustrations.
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "MG-557-SRF."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) and index.
Contents Preparing for nation-building -- The military -- The police -- Rule of law -- Humanitarian relief -- Governance -- Economic stabilization -- Democratization -- Development -- Conclusion: the cost of nation-building -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the authors.
Summary Since the end of the Cold War, the United States, NATO, the United Nations, and a range of other states and nongovernmental organizations have become increasingly involved in nation-building operations. Nation-building involves the use of armed force as part of a broader effort to promote political and economic reforms, with the objective of transforming a society emerging from conflict into one at peace with itself and its neighbors. This guidebook is a practical "how-to" manual on the conduct of effective nation-building. It is organized around the constituent elements that make up any nation-building mission: military, police, rule of law, humanitarian relief, governance, economic stabilization, democratization, and development. The chapters describe how each of these components should be organized and employed, how much of each is likely to be needed, and the likely cost. The lessons are drawn principally from 16 U.S.- and UN-led nation-building operations since World War II and from a forthcoming study on European-led missions. In short, this guidebook presents a comprehensive history of best practices in nation-building an serves as an indispensable reference for the preplanning of future interventions and for contingency planning on the ground.
Other author Dobbins, James, 1942-
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Nation-building.
Nation-building -- Case studies.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
ISBN 9780833042644 (electronic bk.)
0833042645 (electronic bk.)