Post Tagged with: "state building"

Interview – Adeoti Dipeolu

Interview – Adeoti Dipeolu

Adeoti Dipeolu discusses the importance of Black History Month, her current PhD research and diaspora involvement in peacebuilding and state-building.

Interview – Abbey Steele

Interview – Abbey Steele

Abbey Steele talks to us about the Colombian conflict, forms of displacement, the practice of ‘subcontracted state-building’, her fieldwork in Colombia and women in IR.

Bureaucracy, Organisational Learning and Resilience: ISI 2008-12

Bureaucracy, Organisational Learning and Resilience: ISI 2008-12

IS’s predecessor, the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), has previously proved resilient and capable of learning from and adapting to setbacks.

Foreign Policy as a Tool of State-Building in the Post-Yugoslav States

Foreign Policy as a Tool of State-Building in the Post-Yugoslav States

Foreign policy as a tool of state-building promises new evidence and may force us to re-think key concepts in international relations.

The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

Among the groups involved in the post-conflict dynamics, the Afghan diaspora is an important participant. However, certain aspects of this are problematic.

A Blessing or a Curse? Aid Rentierism and State-building in Afghanistan

A Blessing or a Curse? Aid Rentierism and State-building in Afghanistan

Accountability goes where aid direction flows. Fuelled by foreign aid, the Afghan state tends to be more accountable to donors than to its own people.

State-building and Fragility of Personality-dependent Political Order

State-building and Fragility of Personality-dependent Political Order

There is a need for political imagination that goes beyond immediate security interests, political and military transitions, and reconciliation with insurgent groups.

Where to for Somali State-building Since London and Istanbul Conferences?

Where to for Somali State-building Since London and Istanbul Conferences?

While it is clear that the great majority of Somalis wish to find a path to peace, it is not at all clear that they support a strong, central government.

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