Collapsed States: The Disintegration and Restoration of Legitimate Authority

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1995 - Political Science - 303 pages
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This work uses 11 African case studies in its exploration of the phenomenon of collapsed states. The writers consider the causes of collapse; symptoms and early warning signs; and how the situation was met. They also assess the strengths and weaknesses of various responses, such as UN action.
 

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Contents

Reconstructing the State of Chad
15
State Collapse and Reconstruction in Uganda
33
Rawlings and the Engineering of Legitimacy in Ghana
49
A Terrible Beauty Being Born?
69
Putting the State Back Together
91
The Heritage of Revolution and the Struggle
109
Remaking the Ethiopian State
125
Collapsed Society Surviving State Future Polity
157
The Humanitarian Challenge
207
The Role of Foreign Intervention in African Reconstruction
221
Democratization in Collapsed States
235
Strongmen State Formation Collapse
251
Putting Things Back Together
267
Bibliography
275
About the Contributors
291
About the Book
303

Reinstating the State or Instating a Civil Society?
171
State Transition and the Management of Collapse
191

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