American Nation-Building: Case Studies from Reconstruction to Afghanistan

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American Nation-Building: Case Studies from Reconstruction to Afghanistan

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Nation-building efforts by the United States and the international community have led to both success and failure, overwhelming support and debilitating controversy. Some are motivated by national security interests; others by humanitarian concerns. They seem to have exploded since the end of the Cold War but in fact have long been used as a foreign policy tool.
What they all have in common is a substantial investment of troops, treasure and time. There is no formula—each operation is unique, with lessons to be learned and trends noted. Examining the history of America’s experience, this book describes the mechanisms behind what often appears to be a haphazard enterprise.

ISBN

978-0786497966

Publication Date

10-18-2017

Publisher

McFarland

City

Jefferson, NC

Disciplines

American Politics | Political Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Dr. Robert J. Pauly, Jr. (Associate Professor of International Development) and Dr. Kevin Dougherty (Assistant Commandant for Leadership Programs, Adjunct Professor, The Citadel, and 2011 IDV Program graduate) recently published American Nation-Building: Case Studies from Reconstruction to Afghanistan (Jefferson, NC: McFarland& Company, Inc., Publishers).

American Nation-Building: Case Studies from Reconstruction to Afghanistan

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