Managing Contradictions: The Inherent Dilemmas of Postwar Statebuilding

Statebuilding has become a central focus of multidimen- sional peace operations in war-torn societies. But efforts to construct legitimate, effective state institutions are rife with tensions and contradictions. Understanding these tensions and contradictions is essential for anticipating many of the practical problems that international agencies face in the course of statebuilding operations and for devising more nuanced and effective statebuilding strategies for future missions…

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