The Resource The statebuilder's dilemma : on the limits of foreign intervention, David A. Lake

The statebuilder's dilemma : on the limits of foreign intervention, David A. Lake

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The statebuilder's dilemma : on the limits of foreign intervention
Title
The statebuilder's dilemma
Title remainder
on the limits of foreign intervention
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David A. Lake
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Language
eng
Summary
The central task of all statebuilding is to create a state that is regarded as legitimate by the people over whom it exercises authority. This is a necessary condition for stable, effective governance. States sufficiently motivated to bear the costs of building a state in some distant land are likely to have interests in the future policies of that country, and will therefore seek to promote loyal leaders who are sympathetic to their interests and willing to implement their preferred policies. In The Statebuilder's Dilemma, David A. Lake addresses the key tradeoff between legitimacy and loyalty common to all international statebuilding attempts. Except in rare cases where the policy preferences of the statebuilder and the population of the country whose state is to be built coincide, as in the famous success cases of West Germany and Japan after 1945, promoting a leader who will remain loyal to the statebuilder undermines that leader's legitimacy at home. In Iraq, thrust into a statebuilding role it neither anticipated nor wanted, the United States eventually backed Nouri al-Malaki as the most favorable of a bad lot of alternative leaders. Malaki then used the support of the Bush administration to govern as a Shiite partisan, undermining the statebuilding effort and ultimately leading to the second failure of the Iraqi state in 2014. Ethiopia faced the same tradeoff in Somalia after the rise of a promising but irredentist government in 2006, invading to put its own puppet in power in Mogadishu. But the resulting government has not been able to build significant local support and legitimacy. Lake uses these cases to demonstrate that the greater the interests of the statebuilder in the target country, the more difficult it is to build a legitimate state that can survive on its own. -- Provided by publisher
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1956-
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Lake, David A.
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6300
LC item number
.L355 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Nation-building
  • International relations
  • Iraq
  • Somalia
  • Somalia
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International relations
  • Nation-building
  • Politics and government
  • Iraq
  • Somalia
  • United States
  • Staat
  • Gründung
  • Legitimitätsprinzip
  • Nationenbildung
  • Internationale Politik
  • Irak
  • Somalia
  • USA
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
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The statebuilder's dilemma : on the limits of foreign intervention, David A. Lake
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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Contents
Building legitimate states -- Problems of sovereignty -- Legitimacy and loyalty -- Statebuilding in Iraq -- Statebuilding in Somalia
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1 online resource
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online
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9781501703836
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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40026214260
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remote
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22573/ctt20dgr94
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  • (OCoLC)953459122
  • (OCoLC)ocn953459122
Label
The statebuilder's dilemma : on the limits of foreign intervention, David A. Lake
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Building legitimate states -- Problems of sovereignty -- Legitimacy and loyalty -- Statebuilding in Iraq -- Statebuilding in Somalia
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501703836
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40026214260
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt20dgr94
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953459122
  • (OCoLC)ocn953459122

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