Limits of Anarchy: Intervention and State Formation in Chad

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University of Virginia Press, 1996 - Chad - 348 pages
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The emergence and disintegration of states, often under conditions of appalling violence, is a problem of primary importance in the world. Chad's long experience of civil strife and foreign intervention illustrates some of the fundamental difficulties involved in the attempt to achieve political stability through armed intervention. Covering Chad's thirty years of civil strife, Limits of Anarchy looks at foreign intervention in Chad's civil war and the effects of such intervention on state construction. The first major study of Chad to appear in English for many years, the book pays particular attention to French, Chadian, and other African political reflections on the problem of Chad. Chadians still hope to construct a viable national state. Nolutshungu looks at their rival approaches to state building under external constraints and at reasons for their failure.

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The Postcolonial Situation
Intervention and Reform
Military Rule and Civil War
Mediation and Intervention
Regionalism and Peacekeeping
State Reconstruction
External War
War and State Construction
State and Polity

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Sam C. Nolutshungu is Professor of Political Science at the Universit of Rochester. He is the author of South Africa in Africa: A Study of Ideology and Foreign Policy and Changing South Africa: Political Considerations.

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