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The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policy – Lessons learned, lessons lost - Manchester Scholarship Online
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The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policy: Lessons learned, lessons lost

Thomas R. Seitz


This book explores the processes through which nation-building policy approaches originated and developed over the last seven decades as well as the concepts and motivations that shaped them. In the process, the book explores the question of how the US became involved in nation building overseas in the first place, and explores the persistent questions about the relationship between order, security and development in nation-building projects. At the same time, the book points out lessons that should have been retained from America's Cold War nation-building efforts in developing areas. At th ... More

Keywords: Nation building, security, development, Cold War, decolonization, Afghanistan, Iraq

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087509
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087509.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas R. Seitz, author