State Failure, Collapse & Reconstruction

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Jennifer Milliken
Wiley, 2003 M08 29 - 325 pages
This book situates state failure and state collapse in historical context and explains the structures and forces that have led to state collapse in a number of countries around the world. It also analyses and critiques contemporary interventions and reconstruction efforts in collapsed states.

  • Addresses the subject of state failure which has received high-profile attention from both scholars and policy-makers.
  • Examines how and why states collapse.
  • Analyses and critiques post-conflict reconstruction efforts.
  • Has contemporary relevance for developments in places such as East Timor, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Georgia.
  • Challenges our assumptions about states and the state system.

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About the author (2003)

Jennifer Milliken is Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. She is the author of The Social Construction of the Korean War: Conflict and its Possibilities (2001).

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