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Armed State BuildingConfronting State Failure, 1898-2012$
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Paul D. Miller

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451492

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451492.001.0001

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Five State-Building Case Studies

Five State-Building Case Studies

(p.117) 7 Five State-Building Case Studies
Armed State Building

Paul D. Miller

Cornell University Press

This chapter examines five cases of state building: West Germany (1945–55), Nicaragua (1989–92), Liberia (1993–97), Sierra Leone (1999–2006), and Afghanistan (2001–10). These five cases indicate a diversity of geographic regions, time periods (post-World War II, post-Cold War, and post-9/11), international actors (unilateral, multilateral, and blended), and scale (costly interventions versus less costly ones). The chapter uses the five dimensions of statehood in structuring and analyzing each case through a step-by-step framework. First, it describes the general background to the case. Second, it points out the failure in each dimension of statehood. Third, it discusses the state-building strategy employed in each dimension of statehood, and evaluates whether or not it addressed the dynamics of state failure in that dimension of statehood. Finally, the chapter utilizes a process-tracing methodology to illustrate how a strategic match, partial match, or mismatch caused the outcome observed in the case.

Keywords:   state building, West Germany, Nicaragua, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, statehood, state failure

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