The beginners guide to nationbuilding rand corporation. With a research staff consisting of some of the worlds preeminent minds, rand has been expanding the boundaries. Americas involvement in nationbuilding over the past fifteen years has yielded some significant knowledge about organizing for the task, as a recent study by the rand corporation demonstrates. A 2003 study by james dobbins and others for the rand corporation defines nationbuilding as the use of armed force in the aftermath of a conflict to underpin an enduring transition to democracy. The rand corporation is a research organization that develops. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form by any electronic or. The postworld war ii occupations of germany and japan set standards for successful postconflict nation building that have never again been matched. The postworld war ii occupations of germany and japan set standards for postconflict nationbuilding that have not since been matched. This new book produced by the rand corporation is a remarkable success. Rand arroyo center, part of the rand corporation, is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the united states army.
Building armies, building nations rand corporation. After conflicts end, allied nations must undertake military, political, humanitarian, and economic activities to enable states to prosper, but these activities do not always succeed. One is a book titled americas role in nationbuilding. Accord, in collaboration with rand corporation, launch book on. Germany, japan, somalia, haiti, bosnia, kosovo, and afghanistan, in which american military power has been used in the aftermath of a conflict to underpin. It was published in 2003 by the rand corporation, a highly respected u. The postworld war ii occupations of germany and japan set standards for successful postconflict nationbuilding that have never again been matched. During his long diplomatic career, dobbins became an expert in helping to put together states shattered by civil war or invasion. The rand corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. James dobbins americas role in nationbuilding must become essential reading among washingtons bureaucrats and in all six. Rand focuses on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, the environment, and more. Together with its companion volume exploring the relevant american experience sine the occupation of germany and japan after the second world war americas role in nationbuilding. In all these respects the book is outstanding, in terms of method and substance alike, as is to be expected from a rand corporation study.
You have to read the beginners guide to nation building, by james dobbins et al, carefully although the text is clearly written and far from excessively technical. However, the book also demonstrates a widespread cultural blinder of usa policy thinking, namely underrating of cultural factors and overoptimism in respect to making the world democratic. The project unique identification code puic for the project that produced this document is hqd146835. Accord, in collaboration with rand corporation, launch. The reason is that many nation building missions we deem damn near impossible, in most countries, see. Following on a series of rand corporation studies of nationbuilding, this monograph analyzes the impediments that local conditions pose to successful outcomes in these interventions. Only in recent years has the united states has felt the need to participate in similar transformations, but it is now facing one of the most challenging prospects since the 1940s. It examines how external actors and local leaders in a variety of societies modified or worked around those conditions to promote enduring peace.
You have to read the beginners guide to nation building, by james dobbins et. The postconflict states surveyed in this book range from the postsecond world war examples of japan and germany, through to case studies of presentday afghanistan and iraq. Accord was involved in the carnegie corporation sponsored research project that started in 2017 and was coauthored by researchers at the rand corporation and accord. The research project was published in october 2019 by the rand corporation and is titled.445 1530 1612 1261 1368 127 247 1048 1001 705 1452 531 1542 617 229 1307 1552 1512 882 1613 728 1535 1378 445 54 1565 840 757 871 4 224 788 455 461 635 1408 179 33 997 1332 85 370 225 1487 494 262 1276 1037 1321 1328