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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 ; sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

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 ; sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York

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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 ; sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York
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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
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1968-
  • 1953-
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  • Miller, Laurel
  • Pézard, Stéphanie
  • Chivvis, Christopher S.
  • Taylor, Julie E.
  • Crane, Keith
  • Trenkov-Wermuth, Calin
  • Mengistu, Tewodaj
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
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Rand Corporation monograph series
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  • 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 ; sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17288617
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xliii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780833078605
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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color illustrations
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(OCoLC)824088363
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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 ; sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17288617
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xliii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780833078605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)824088363

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