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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

Paperback Published: 6th March 2000
ISBN: 9780521659550
Number Of Pages: 238

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Since the end of the Cold War, the international community, and the USA in particular, has intervened in a series of civil conflicts around the world. In a number of cases, where actions such as economic sanctions or diplomatic pressures have failed, military interventions have been undertaken. This book examines four US-sponsored interventions (Panama, Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia), focusing on efforts to reconstruct the state which have followed military action. Such nation-building is vital if conflict is not to recur. In each of the four cases, Karin von Hippel considers the factors which led the USA to intervene, the path of military intervention, and the nation-building efforts which followed. 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.

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'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: 9780521659550
ISBN-10: 0521659558
Series: London School of Economics Monographs in International Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 6th March 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34