Post-conflict reconstruction in Africa: the role of international community

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dc.contributor.author Nyambura, Simon K.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-30T16:19:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-30T16:19:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13178
dc.description.abstract This dissertation analyzes the role that the international community has played in African states' post-conflict reconstruction. It thus intends to answer three questions: How does the presence or the absence of coordination among international and local actors contribute to the success or failure of post-conflict reconstruction? How does the international community’s coordination influence the architecture of post-conflict state reconstruction in Africa? How do actors, leadership, and power within a coordination network structure affect post-conflict reconstruction? The study argues that lack of coordination between the international and local actors is a critical factor explaining the failure of rebuilding states after civil wars. It develops a new theoretical framework (Hybridized model) that combines market, hierarchical, and network models of coordination. This coordination theory shows how actors, leadership, and power influence coordination network structure to enhance post-conflict reconstruction efforts. This theory postulates that a small number of actors, as well as the presence of a legitimate leadership and a powerful actor in a coordination network tends to enhance post-conflict coordination. The dissertation tests this theory using quantitative method which combines 26 African countries that have experienced repeated state building after civil war from 1970 to 2009 and qualitative method, especially structured focused comparison and process tracing, of four post-conflict countries that include Kenya, Sudan, Namibia, and Rwanda. The findings support the theoretical argument. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Post-conflict reconstruction en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.title Post-conflict reconstruction in Africa: the role of international community en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy en_US
dc.description.level Doctoral en_US
dc.description.department School of Security Studies en_US
dc.description.advisor Emizet Kisangani en_US
dc.subject.umi International Relations (0601) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth December en_US


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