The (Un)Making of Failing States: Profit, Risks, and Measures of Failure

TitelThe (Un)Making of Failing States: Profit, Risks, and Measures of Failure
Typ der PublikationBook
Untertitel / SerientitelDocumentation of three dialogues held by the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America
Publikationsjahr2009
AutorInnenGoldstone, J, Marcos, MG, Harff, B, Rotberg, R, Zartman, IW
Anzahl Seiten20 pp.
VerlagHeinrich Böll Foundation North America
UID1345
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The talk series The (Un)Making of Failing States: Profits, Risks, and Measures of Failure, organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America in Fall/Winter 2008/09, tried to explore state failure phenomenon via three dialogues:
- The Unrelenting Logic of Business as Usual: Piracy and Commerce in Failed States; William I. Zartman: 'Life Goes on and Business as Usual: The Challenge of Failed States'
- The Risks of Acting and Waiting: Democracy Promotion and State Failure; and Robert Rotberg: 'Democracy Promotion and State Failure' incl. comments by Thomas Carothers
- The Limits of Accuracy: Models and Assumptions of Failed States Indexes. Jack Goldstone: 'Notes on Assessing and Forecasting State Failure' and Barbara Harff: 'Explaining and Preventing the Holocaust, Genocides, Politicides and Holodomors'For the first dialogue, The Unrelenting Logic of Business as Usual: Piracy and Commerce in Failed States, Professor William Zartman (Professor Emeritus at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advance International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University) and Professor Ahmed I. Samatar (James Wallace Professor and Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College) were invited to think about what happends when a state collapses.For the second dialogue, Robert I. Rotberg (Adj. Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard); and Thomas Carothers (Vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace overseeing Carnegie Europe, the Middle East Program, and the Democracy and the Rule of Law Project) were invited to reflect on which circumstances promoting democracy by the international community - a social engineering project per excellence - may increase the risk of state failure.For the third dialogue, the Heinrich Böll Foundation North America invited Barbara Harff (Professor of Political Science Emerita at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and Distinguished Visiting Professor (2003, 2005) at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University), and Jack A. Goldstone (The Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy). The initial questions for the dialogue between Harff and Goldstone asked them to address the models and instruments for measuring and forecasting failure.

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