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Democracy by Force : US Military Intervention in the Post-Cold War World - Karin von Hippel

Democracy by Force

US Military Intervention in the Post-Cold War World

Hardcover Published: 9th December 1999
ISBN: 9780521650519
Number Of Pages: 240

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Since the end of the Cold War the United States has intervened militarily in a number of civil conflicts around the world, with varying degrees of success. This book examines four US-sponsored interventions (Panama, Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia), focusing on the vital nation-building efforts which have followed military action. The book seeks to provide a greater understanding of the successes and failures of US policy, to improve strategies for reconstruction, and to provide some insight into the conditions under which intervention and nation-building are likely to succeed.

'The interventions of the 1990s were greeted first with optimism, quickly followed by wide-spread disillusionment. The great merit of this book is that it provides a sober and detailed analysis of both the problems of using force in support of democracy and the achievements.' Professor James Mayall, University of Cambridge '... a really great job both in the case studies and the surrounding policy analysis. A good, lucid, interesting read...obviously destined to be a standard reference.' Hon. Gareth Evans AO QC, President, International Crisis Group

Introduction: dangerous hubris
Invasion or intervention? Operation Just Cause
Disappointed and defeated in Somalia
Heartened in Haiti
UNPROFOR, INFOR and SFOR: Can peace be forced on Bosnia?
Hubris or progress: can democracy be forced?
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ISBN: 9780521650519
ISBN-10: 0521650518
Series: London School of Economics Monographs in International Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 9th December 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45