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Theory and Practice of Interventionist State Building: Paradoxes and Limitations

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Theory and Practice of Interventionist State Building: Paradoxes and Limitations

 

Theory and Practice of Interventionist State Building: Paradoxes and Limitations
Shahida Aman and Shagufta Aman Abstract
9435 words
31 December 2014
ASPOSC
XXVI
English
Copyright © 2014. Journal of Political Science.

 

The end of Cold War period significantly increased the frequency of civil war occurrences; resulting humanitarian and security challenges prompted the UN and international community to embark on a pro-active interventionist peace building and state building role in conflict states. Interventionist state building has developed as a major concern for the international state system in the last two decades. This paper argues that interventionist state building theory and practice is an extension of the contemporary state failure discourse. Since failed states are measured against Weberian criteria of stateness state building is theorized as building of effective and capable formal state institutions and practiced as introduction of depoliticized technical centralized institutions including the security forces a bureaucracy and judicial structures. It further stresses that the institutional model of state building when imposed in failed and conflict settings generates a set of

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