From civil strife to civil society: Civil and military responsibilities in disrupted states

William Maley, Charles Sampford, Ramesh Thakur

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    This book highlights the problems and responsibilities of humanitarian intervention and political and civil reconstruction of failed states by the UN, the militaries of key member states and NGOs. In Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo and East Timor the challenges have been complex and daunting as civil and military organs of the international community seek a common language to achieve patterns of interaction that ensure optimal benefits to disrupted societies. The contributors to this volume recognize the sensitive nature of these challenges and identify steps to smoothen the socio-political transition from civil strife to civil society. In the first part of the book they rigorously examine the dimensions of state disruption and the ways in which international community can effectively respond. They study military doctrine for dealing with disorder and humanitarian emergencies. The contributors examine mechanisms for ending violence and delivering justice and investigate ways to rebuild trust and promote democracy and the rule of law in post-conflict reconstruction and for the reestablishment of civil and social order
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)239-240
    JournalRefugee Survey Quarterly
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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