From Civil Strife to Civil Society: Civil and Military Responsibilities in Disrupted States


This publication contains 18 papers which explore the challenges, posed by states involved in civil conflict, for the UN, individual countries and non-governmental organisations, whether acting as providers of humanitarian assistance or agents of political and social reconstruction. Issues discussed include: the dimensions of state disruption and the roles of the international community in responding to it; military doctrine for dealing with disorder and humanitarian emergencies; mechanisms for ending violence and delivering justice in post-conflict times; problems of rebuilding trust and promoting democracy; reconstitution of the rule of law; and the re-establishment of social and civil order.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • William Maley
  • Charles Sampford
  • Ramesh Thakur
  • Amin Saikal
  • Paul F. Diehl
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003


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