The term 'nation-building' has experienced a remarkable renaissance
since the early 1990s. It has been used to describe and to justify
the military interventions in Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq. Linked
to the idea of 'failed' or 'failing' states, the concept is used to
hide and legitimise a whole range of diverse policies, allowing
foreign powers to control and reshape countries in areas of
conflict.Currently the international debate on nation building is
heavily dominated by US actors and authors, especially by writers
connected to the Bush administration or its policies. This book
presents academic and political alternatives, presenting a critical
view from 'Old Europe'. The book combines academic research and
analysis with policy orientation, with contributors from both
fields. It clarifies the terminology distinguishing developmental,
peace-related, imperial and analytical approaches to
nation-building. Highlighting its connections to globalization,
democracy, ethnic and religious minorities, the contributors
consider case studies such as Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan,
Iraq and Nigeria.
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