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    Europe's Role in Nation-building: From the Balkans to the Congo (Paperback) By (author) James Dobbins, By (author) Seth G. Jones, By (author) Keith Crane, By (author) Christopher S. Chivvis, By (author) Andrew Radin, By (author) F. Stephen Larrabee, By (author) Nora Bensahel, By (author) Brooke K. Stearns, By (author) Benjamin W. Goldsmith

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    DescriptionPeace is the most essential product of nation-building. Without peace, neither economic growth nor democratization is possible. The authors of "Europe's Role in Nation-Building" investigate the use of armed force as part of broader nation-building efforts led by European powers and its success at achieving the objective of transforming a society emerging from conflict into one at peace with itself and its neighbours. They then evaluate Europe's performance against the U.S. and United Nations records in past nation-building operations.The authors focus on factors that can be influenced by outside powers, making valuable recommendations that address the pitfalls of and lessons learned from past operations. They emphasize the need for multilateral operations and the involvement of crucial actors like the European Union and NATO. The success of nation-building activities depends on the wisdom with which all resources are employed."The RAND Nation-Building" series is just this kind of resource, having drawn from a total of 22 European, U.N. and U.S. led nation-building operations since World War II. Other volumes in the series examine the involvement of the United States and the UN in nation-building efforts. In this new addition to the series, the authors take an in-depth look at six European cases (Macedonia, Bosnia, Cote d'Ivoire, Albania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone) and one Australian-led operation (the Solomon Islands) to complete a comprehensive history of best practices in nation-building. This series serves as an indispensable reference for the planning of successful future interventions.

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    Europe's Role in Nation-building
    From the Balkans to the Congo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Dobbins, By (author) Seth G. Jones, By (author) Keith Crane, By (author) Christopher S. Chivvis, By (author) Andrew Radin, By (author) F. Stephen Larrabee, By (author) Nora Bensahel, By (author) Brooke K. Stearns, By (author) Benjamin W. Goldsmith
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 275
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9780833041388
    ISBN 10: 083304138X

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    01 October 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica, CA
    Author Information
    Lead author James Dobbins is director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND. He previously served as U.S. special envoy to Kosovo, Bosnia, Haiti, Somalia, and Afghanistan, and has held many other senior White House and State Department positions, including U.S. Ambassador to the European Community.
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    This volume compares and contrasts European experiences in nation-building with those of the U.S. and the UN based on six case studies of European-led nation-building missions in Albania, Sierra Leone, Macedonia, Cote d'Ivoire, the Congo, and Bosnia.
    Table of contents
    Summary; Introduction; Albania; Sierra Leone; Macedonia; Cote d'Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Bosnia; Solomon Islands (Australia); Comparative Analysis; Conclusions.