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dc.contributor.authorMezzell, Ann
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:25:00Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:25:00Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.othermezzell_ann_m_200912_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mezzell_ann_m_200912_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26106
dc.description.abstractPost-Cold War international relations have been largely defined by the security and humanitarian challenges posed by weak and failing states. Great power states, in turn, have come to increasingly accept state-building as a legitimate cause for the use of military force. In this study, I employ process tracing and statistical analyses as means of assessing the links between foreign policy decision makers’ motives for state-building, the subsequent commitment of resources to the intervention, and the ultimate outcome of the engagement. I find that the scope of state-building motives is positively correlated with resource commitments. In turn, I find that resource commitment levels are positively correlated with state-building outcomes.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectState-building
dc.subjectFailed states
dc.subjectU.S. foreign policy
dc.subjectProcess tracing
dc.subjectSomalia
dc.subjectHaiti
dc.subjectBosnia
dc.subjectKosovo
dc.subjectAfghanistan
dc.titleMotive and mission
dc.title.alternativean assessment of U.S. state-building efforts in the post-Cold War era
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science
dc.description.majorPolitical Science
dc.description.advisorLoch Johnson
dc.description.committeeLoch Johnson
dc.description.committeeJaroslav Tir
dc.description.committeeHan Park
dc.description.committeeAbdulahi Osman


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