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Beyond State Failure and Collapse

Beyond State Failure and Collapse

Making the State Relevant in Africa

  • Author: George Klay Kieh
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 9780739108925
  • Category: History
  • Page: 293
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There is a general consensus in the scholarly literature that the post-colonial state in Africa has failed. Some states (Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia) have collapsed. Various arguments have been proffered to explain this dynamics of African state failure and collapse. However, the literature on state reconstitution is inchoate and minimal. This edited volume focuses on prescriptions for reconstituting the post-colonial state in Africa. Essays on nine African states (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, and Uganda) are preceded by an introduction to the political economy of the African state.

Contemporary Issues in African Society

Contemporary Issues in African Society

Historical Analysis and Perspective

  • Author: George Klay Kieh, Jr.
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319497723
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 265
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This book examines the twin critical processes of state-building and nation-building in Africa and the confluence of major domestic and global issues that shape them. The book covers topics such as the expansive role of non-governmental organizations, the growing influence of charismatic Pentecostalism, ethnic conflicts in East Africa, the failure of the African Union’s peacekeeping efforts in Sudan’s Darfur region, and Africa's expanding relations with the European Union. It combines discussion of these frontier issues shaping contemporary African society with analysis from leading policy experts.

State Reconstruction in West Africa

State Reconstruction in West Africa

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa, West
  • Page: 295
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The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

The Oxford Handbook of Transformations of the State

  • Author: Stephan Leibfried,Evelyne Huber,Matthew Lange,Jonah D. Levy,Frank Nullmeier,John D. Stephens
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191643262
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 800
  • View: 7582
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This Handbook offers a comprehensive treatment of transformations of the state, from its origins in different parts of the world and different time periods to its transformations since World War II in the advanced industrial countries, the post-Communist world, and the Global South. Leading experts in their fields, from Europe and North America, discuss conceptualizations and theories of the state and the transformations of the state in its engagement with a changing international environment as well as with changing domestic economic, social, and political challenges. The Handbook covers different types of states in the Global South (from failed to predatory, rentier and developmental), in different kinds of advanced industrial political economies (corporatist, statist, liberal, import substitution industrialization), and in various post-Communist countries (Russia, China, successor states to the USSR, and Eastern Europe). It also addresses crucial challenges in different areas of state intervention, from security to financial regulation, migration, welfare states, democratization and quality of democracy, ethno-nationalism, and human development. The volume makes a compelling case that far from losing its relevance in the face of globalization, the state remains a key actor in all areas of social and economic life, changing its areas of intervention, its modes of operation, and its structures in adaption to new international and domestic challenges.

Public Policy in International Economic Law

Public Policy in International Economic Law

The ICESCR in Trade, Finance, and Investment

  • Author: Diane Desierto
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191026484
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 432
  • View: 3710
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States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.

Journal of Peacebuilding & Development

Journal of Peacebuilding & Development

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Conflict management
  • Page: N.A
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The Battle for Hearts and Minds

The Battle for Hearts and Minds

Using Soft Power to Undermine Terrorist Networks

  • Author: Alexander T. Lennon,Alexander T. J. Lennon
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 9780262621793
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 392
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The limits of military power / Rob de Wijk / - The future of international coalitions : how useful? How manageable? / Paul Dibb / - Forging an indirect strategy in southeast Asia / Barry Desker / - The imbalance of terror / Thérese Delpech / - The new nature of nation-state failure / Robert I. Rotberg / - Democracy by force : a renewed commitment to nation building / Karin von Hippel / - Sierra Leone : the state that came back from the dead / Michael Chege / - Toward postconflict reconstruction / John J. Hamre and Gordon R. / - Building better foundations : security in postconflict reconstruction / Scott Feil / - Dealing with demons : justice and reconciliation / Michèle Flournoy / - Governing when chaos rules : enhancing governance and participation / Robert Orr / - Public diplomacy comes of age / Christopher Ross / - Deeds speak Louder than words / Lamis Andoni / - A broadcasting strategy to win media wars / Edward Kaufman / - Compassionate conservatism confronts global poverty / Lae ...

Africa Development

Africa Development

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: N.A
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A quarterly journal of the Council for the Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa. Revue trimestrielle du conseil pour le developpement de la recherche economique et sociale en Afrique.

Armed State Building

Armed State Building

Confronting State Failure, 1898–2012

  • Author: Paul D. Miller
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801469538
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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Since 1898, the United States and the United Nations have deployed military force more than three dozen times in attempts to rebuild failed states. Currently there are more state-building campaigns in progress than at any time in the past century—including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Sudan, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and Lebanon—and the number of candidate nations for such campaigns in the future is substantial. Even with a broad definition of success, earlier campaigns failed more than half the time. In this book, Paul D. Miller brings his decade in the U.S. military, intelligence community, and policy worlds to bear on the question of what causes armed, international state-building campaigns by liberal powers to succeed or fail. The United States successfully rebuilt the West German and Japanese states after World War II but failed to build a functioning state in South Vietnam. After the Cold War the United Nations oversaw relatively successful campaigns to restore order, hold elections, and organize post-conflict reconstruction in Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, and elsewhere, but those successes were overshadowed by catastrophes in Angola, Liberia, and Somalia. The recent effort in Iraq and the ongoing one in Afghanistan—where Miller had firsthand military, intelligence, and policymaking experience—are yielding mixed results, despite the high levels of resources dedicated and the long duration of the missions there. Miller outlines different types of state failure, analyzes various levels of intervention that liberal states have tried in the state-building process, and distinguishes among the various failures and successes those efforts have provoked.

The Political Economy of Peace and Security in Africa

The Political Economy of Peace and Security in Africa

Ethnocultural and Economic Perspectives

  • Author: Adele Jinadu
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Africa
  • Page: 301
  • View: 7001
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