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Published: 01 March 2015

700 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9781849044615

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Why States Recover

Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Greg Mills

A Hurst Publication

  • It is principally about foreign intervention, whether it is possible and desirable and if so, what is the best way to go about it, which makes it perenially timely, given emergence of newly failing states in e.g. Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic.
  • The literature on the "developing world" is dominated by narratives of state failure, but few analysts have, until now, addressed why some of them turn it around.
  • Case studies from around the globe, including Afghanistan, Congo, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Somalia and Somaliland, Venezuela and Zimbabwe
  • Counterintuitive approach to analysing how some states rally despite the fractures under the surface

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