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Afghanistan and Iraq: State-Building in Countries with Strong Societies

Saikal, Amin


Amin Saikal State-building is a very complex issue which varies widely in the way it can be approached and undertaken. Political leadership, social composition, historical legacies, geography, economic structures, and foreign intervention, among other things, must be taken into account. Yet in general, one can identify four processes of, and approaches to, state-building. The first is internally designed and funded; the second is externally driven and funded; the third is internally funded but...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Weak States, Strong Societies: Power and Authority in the New World Order
DOI: 10.5040/


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