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Armed State Building: Confronting State Failure, 1898-2012

Paul D. Miller


Since 1898, the United States and the United Nations have deployed military force more than three dozen times in attempts to rebuild failed states. Currently there are more state-building campaigns in progress than at any time in the past century—including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Sudan, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and Lebanon—and the number of candidate nations for such campaigns in the future is substantial. Even with a broad definition of success, earlier campaigns failed more than half the time. This book looks at the question of what causes armed, ... More

Keywords: United States, United Nations, military force, state-building campaigns, liberal powers, post-conflict reconstruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451492
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451492.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul D. Miller, author
RAND Corporation