What We Owe Iraq War and the Ethics of Nation Building

ISBN-10: 0691126127
ISBN-13: 9780691126128
Edition: 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Noah Feldman
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484

America is up to its neck in nation building, but the public debate, focused on getting troops home, devotes little attention to why we are building a new Iraqi nation. This book argues that to prevent nation building turning into a paternalistic charade, we need a new, humbler approach.

Noah Feldman is Associate Professor of Law at New York University and, in 2003, was Senior Constitutional Adviser to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. He is the author of After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003).

Introduction
Nation Building: Objectives
Trusteeship, Paternalism, and Self-Interest
The Magic of Elections and the Way Home
Conclusion:
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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