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Policy Papers - July 15, 2004

Making States Work: From State Failure to State-Building

It is frequently assumed that the collapse of state structures, whether through defeat by an external power or as a result of internal chaos, leads to a vacuum of political power. This is rarely the case. 

 
 

 

Books - January 14, 2004

Nation-Building Unraveled: Aid, Peace and Justice in Afghanistan

Using Afghanistan as a pivot, this book illustrates how emerging international ordering practices affect the role and policy of international actors such as United Nations agencies and international NGOs, their interaction with national authorities and local communities, and their ability to generate just and social outcomes.

 

 
 

 

Policy Papers - November 15, 2003

You, the People: The UN, Transittional Administrations, and Statebuilding

This, the final report of the Transitional Administrations project, surveys the brief history of UN transitional administration, before elaborating on three contradictions that have emerged in the conduct of such operations.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - July 15, 2003

The Future of UN State-Building: Strategic and Operational Challenges and the Legacy of Iraq

Whether by accident or design, the United Nations increasingly finds itself in operations that seek to build or re-build the institutions of a state.  

 
 

 

Meeting Notes - January 15, 2003

You, the People: Transitional Administration, Statebuilding and the United Nations

Report summarizing the discussions and recommendations at an IPA [now IPI] conference on UN Transitional Administrations (New York, October 18-19, 2002).

 
 

 

Policy Papers - September 15, 2002

Tiptoeing Through Afghanistan: The Future of UN Statebuilding, Simon Chesterman

A report from the Transitional Administrations Project, examining UNAMA's involvement in statebuilding activities in Afghanistan.
 

 
 

 

Books - October 19, 2001

Toward Peace in Bosnia: Implementing the Dayton Accords

When the Dayton peace agreement was signed in 1995, there were expectations among the signatories, the Bosnian population, and the international community alike that the pact would not only end conflict among Bosnia's three armies, but also establish a political and social foundation for more robust peace.  

 
 

 

Policy Papers - August 15, 2001

Kosovo in Limbo: Statebuilding and "Substantial Autonomy"

A report from the Transitional Administrations Project, examining statebuilding under the aegis of UNMIK, and considering questions on Kosovo's autonomy.

 
 

 

Books - June 15, 1998

Building Peace in Haiti

Though its national life often has been characterized by violence, Haiti has not been victim of a full-fledged internal conflict, or civil war.  

 
 

 

Books - October 15, 1992

Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan

This monograph provides a detailed account of the collapse of the communist regime in Afghanistan and considers steps that can be taken to consolidate post-communist rule.  

 
 

The Global Observatory

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