By Antonio Donini. In A. Donini, N. Niland, K. Wermester (eds),Nation-building Unraveled? Aid, Peace and Justice in Afghanistan, Kumarian Press, Bloomfield, CT, 2004.
Book description: The prevailing wisdom about post-conflict reconstruction is centered on the notion of nation-building. In the globalized post-September 11th world, can military might and technological solutions foster stability by enforcing democracy from the outside?
Written by key practitioners and analysts involved in the Afghan crisis, Nation-Building Unraveled? explains how emerging international “ordering” practices affect the role and policy of international actors, such as United Nations agencies and international NGOs, their interaction with national authorities and local communities, and their ability to generate just and social outcomes.