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Nation-building


  • Here are entered works on foreign intervention in another country after war or instability to strengthen national institutions and encourage democratic development, and on indigenous, state-led national political development after leaving colonial or foreign control.

  • This heading may be divided geographically by names of countries that promote nation-building activities or by names of regions or countries where these activities occur.

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  • Variants

    • Stabilization and reconstruction (International relations)
    • State-building
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Fool's errands: America's recent encounters with nation building, c2001: p. 2 (nation building, most intrusive form of foreign intervention; massive foreign regulation of another country, entailing regime change, or if country is in anarchy, creation of domestic governmental institutions and political leadership; requires military presence to impose nation-building plan on target country)
    • found: Council on Foreign Relations WWW site, April 3, 2005:background/nation building (nation-building, establishing civic order and governmental functions in countries that are emerging from war or other upheaval)
    • found: International Peace Academy research WWW site, April 3, 2005:research programs/state building (nation-building, syn. state-building; extended international involvement, primarily through the U.N., goes beyond peace-keeping and peace-building to the rebuilding of a state's institutions)
    • found: Financial Times, Aug. 11, 2004(Nation building returns to favor: Iraq is the sixth U.S. nation-building exercise in the past decade; brief major conflict followed by years-long stability operations; in a bow to political correctness, latest term for nation-building activities is "stabilization and reconstruction")
    • found: Global governance, Jan/March 2004(International authority and state building, p. 53: Third-party state building vs. indigenous state building, recent international relations practice, began with colonial powers strengthening their terroritories in preparation for sovereignty transfer; now undertaken over weak or "failed" states, and as part of the international administration of war-torn territories)
  • LC Classification

    • JZ6300
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on foreign intervention in another country after war or instability to strengthen national institutions and encourage democratic development, and on indigenous, state-led national political development after leaving colonial or foreign control.
    • This heading may be divided geographically by names of countries that promote nation-building activities or by names of regions or countries where these activities occur.
  • Change Notes

    • 2005-04-11: new
    • 2005-10-27: revised
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