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Nation-building

LC control no.sh2005002357
LC classificationJZ6300 General
Topical headingNation-building
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Variant(s)Stabilization and reconstruction (International relations)
State-building
See alsoPolitical development
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Scope noteHere are entered works on foreign intervention in another country after war or instability to strengthen national institutions and encourage democratic development, and on indigenous, state-led national political development after leaving colonial or foreign control.
This heading may be divided geographically by names of countries that promote nation-building activities or by names of regions or countries where these activities occur.
Found inWork cat.: Fool's errands: America's recent encounters with nation building, c2001: p. 2 (nation building, most intrusive form of foreign intervention; massive foreign regulation of another country, entailing regime change, or if country is in anarchy, creation of domestic governmental institutions and political leadership; requires military presence to impose nation-building plan on target country)
Council on Foreign Relations WWW site, April 3, 2005: background/nation building (nation-building, establishing civic order and governmental functions in countries that are emerging from war or other upheaval)
International Peace Academy research WWW site, April 3, 2005: research programs/state building (nation-building, syn. state-building; extended international involvement, primarily through the U.N., goes beyond peace-keeping and peace-building to the rebuilding of a state's institutions)
Financial Times, Aug. 11, 2004 (Nation building returns to favor: Iraq is the sixth U.S. nation-building exercise in the past decade; brief major conflict followed by years-long stability operations; in a bow to political correctness, latest term for nation-building activities is "stabilization and reconstruction")
Global governance, Jan/March 2004 (International authority and state building, p. 53: Third-party state building vs. indigenous state building, recent international relations practice, began with colonial powers strengthening their terroritories in preparation for sovereignty transfer; now undertaken over weak or "failed" states, and as part of the international administration of war-torn territories)