Dilemmas of intervention : social science for stabilization and reconstruction

Governments intervening in post-conflict states find themselves beset with numerous challenges and profound dilemmas: it is often unclear how best to proceed because measures that may improve conditions in one respect may undermine them in another. This volume reviews and integrates the scholarly so...

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Main Author: Davis, Paul K.
Corporate Authors: United States Department of Defense, Rand Corporation, National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2011, 2011
Series:Rand Corporation monograph series
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Summary:Governments intervening in post-conflict states find themselves beset with numerous challenges and profound dilemmas: it is often unclear how best to proceed because measures that may improve conditions in one respect may undermine them in another. This volume reviews and integrates the scholarly social-science literature relevant to stabilization and reconstruction (S & R), with the goal of informing strategic planning at the whole-of-government level. The authors assert that S & R success depends on success in each of four component domains -- political, social, security, and economic. The authors discuss each domain separately but emphasize their interactions and the idea that the failure of any component can doom S & R as a whole. The authors also focus on a number of dilemmas that intervenors in post-conflict states face -- such as between short- and long-term goals and whether to work through or around the state's central government -- and suggest how these dilemmas can be confronted depending on context
Item Description:"Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense.". - "National Defense Research Institute."
Physical Description:xlix, 332 pages color illustrations
ISBN:0833052497
1283597357
6613909807
9781283597357
9786613909800
9780833052490