Readings

SES # Topics Readings
L1 Introduction  
L2 Planning, Politics and the Idea of Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Buy at Amazon Orr, Robert C., ed. Winning the Peace: An American Strategy for Post-Conflict Reconstruction. CSIS Significant Issues, No. 26. The CSIS Press, 2004. ISBN: 0892064447.

Buy at Amazon The World Bank. Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Role of the World Bank (PDF - 4.2 MB). Washington, DC: 1998. ISBN: 0821342150.

Azimi, Nassrine, Matt Fuller, and Hiroko Nakayama, eds. Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Japan, Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor and Afghanistan. Proceedings of an international conference in Hiroshima. New York, NY: UNITAR, 2003.

Buy at Amazon Addison, Tony, ed. Chapters 1 and 2 in From Conflict to Recovery in Africa. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 1-29. ISBN: 0199261032.

Michailof, Serge, Markus Kostner, Xavier Devictor, and Tony Addison. Post-Conflict Recovery in Africa: An Agenda for the Africa Region (PDF). Africa Region Working Paper Series No. 30, 2002.

Buy at Amazon Vale, Lawrence J., and Thomas J. Campanella, eds. The Resilient City: How Modern Cities Recover from Disaster. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0195175832.

L3 International Experience: Marshall Plan, the Reconstruction of Japan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Buy at Amazon Dower, John W. "Chapters: Introduction, and Part VI: Reconstruction." In Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company/The New Press, 1999, pp. 19-30, and pp. 525-547. ISBN: 0393046869.

Buy at Amazon Orr, Robert C., ed. "Japan: Occupation as Means to a 'Citadel of Democracy in the East'." In Winning the Peace: An American Strategy for Post-Conflict Reconstruction. CSIS Significant Issues, No. 26. Washington, DC: The CSIS Press, 2004, pp. 169-192. ISBN: 0892064447.

Buy at Amazon Maier, Charles S., ed. The Marshall Plan and Germany: West German Development within the Framework of the European Recovery Program. With the assistance of G√ľnter Bischof. New York, NY: Berg, 1991. ISBN: 0854963065.

Buy at Amazon Hogan, Michael J. The Marshall Plan: America, Britain, and the Reconstruction of Western Europe, 1947- 1952. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1987. ISBN: 0521378400.

Buy at Amazon The World Bank. "OED - Operations Evaluation Department." In Bosnia and Herzegovina: Post-Conflict reconstruction and the Transition to a Market Economy: an OED Evaluation of World Bank Support (PDF). Washington, DC: 2004. ISBN: 0821359789.

L4 The U.S. Post-September 11 Reconstruction Agenda

Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Association of the U.S. Army. Play to Win: Final Report of the bi-partisan Commission on Post-Conflict Reconstruction. U.S.A., 2003. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Buy at Amazon Vaishnav, Milan. "Afghanistan: The Chimera of the 'Light Footprint'." In Winning the Peace: An American Strategy for Post-Conflict Reconstruction. CSIS Significant Issues, No. 26. Edited by Robert C. Orr. Washington, DC: The CSIS Press, 2004, pp. 244-262. ISBN: 0892064447. 

Buy at Amazon Orr, Robert C., ed. "An American Strategy for Post-Conflict Reconstruction." In  Winning the Peace: An American Strategy for Post-Conflict Reconstruction. CSIS Significant Issues, No. 26. Washington, DC: The CSIS Press, 2004, pp. 169-192. ISBN: 0892064447.

Fujimura, Manabu.Post-Conflict Reconstruction: the Afghan Economy (PDF). Tokyo: Asian Development Bank Institute, 2004. ISBN: 4899740034.

World Bank. Afghanistan World Bank Approach Paper. 2001.

Hanlon, Michael E. O. "The Aid and Reconstruction Agenda for Afghanistan." Analysis Paper 13. Policy Review (2001).

L5 Social and Political Background for Reconstruction: Politics and Society in Iraq in the 20-21st Century

Buy at Amazon Nakash, Yitzhak. The Shi'is of Iraq. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994. ISBN: 0691034311.

Buy at Amazon Dodge, Toby. Iraq Transformed: Violence, Poverty and War. London, UK: Blackwell Publishers, 2004. ISBN: 140511679X.

Buy at Amazon ———. Inventing Iraq: The Failure of Nation Building and a History Denied. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2003. ISBN: 0231131666.

Buy at Amazon Dodge, Toby, and Steven Simon, eds. Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change. Oxford, UK and New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN: 019852837X.

Buy at Amazon Anderson, Liam, and Gareth Stansfield. Chapters 1 to 7 in The Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy or Division? New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004. ISBN: 1403963541.

L6 Post-war Planning: Visioning 'A new Iraq' and 'A New Middle East'

Buy at Amazon Dodge, Toby, and Richard Higgott, eds. Globalization and the Middle East: Islam, Economy, Society, and Politics. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2002. ISBN: 1862031347.

Katzman, Kenneth. "Iraq's Opposition Movements." CRS Report for Congress. June 27, 2000.

L7 The U.S. Reconstruction Agenda and Projects in Iraq

Halchin, L. Elaine. "The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA): Origin, Characteristics, and Institutional Authorities." CRS Report for Congress. April 29, 2004.

Waterhouse, Michael, and Carolyn C. Smith. "Iraq Reconstruction Resources: Fact Sheet (PDF)." CRS Report for Congress. September 24, 2003.

Hanlon, Michael E. O. "Iraq without a Plan." Policy Review (January, 2005).

Copson, Raymond W. "Iraq War? Current Situation and Issues for Congress." CRS Report for Congress. Updated February 12, 2003.

———. "Iraq War: Background and Issues Overview (PDF)." CRS Report for Congress. Updated April 22, 2003.

———. "Iraq: Recent Developments in Reconstruction Assistance." CRS Report for Congress. Updated April 22, 2003.

Cordesman, Anthony H. "Nation Building in Iraq: A Status Report." Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2004. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

L8 Constructing a New Liberal Economy in Iraq. In Addition to an Example From Afghanistan

Buy at Amazon Alnasrawi, Abbas. Iraq's Burdens: Oil, Sanctions, and Underdevelopment. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. ISBN: 031332459X.

Buy at Amazon ———. The Economy of Iraq: Oil, Wars, Destruction of Development and Prospects, 1950-2010. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. ISBN: 0313291861.

Looney, Robert. "Neoliberalism in a Conflict State: The Viability of Economic Shock Therapy in Iraq." Strategic Insights 3, no. 6 (June 2004).

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The Economic Development of Iraq. (At the Request of the Government of Iraq.) Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1952.

L9 Political Reconstruction: Building a New Democracy

Buy at Amazon Feldman, Noah. What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation Building. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. ISBN: 0691121796.

Buy at Amazon Anderson, Liam, and Gareth Stansfield. "The Democracy Dilemma." Chapter 8 in The Future of Iraq: Dictatorship, Democracy or Division? New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, pp. 185-224. ISBN: 1403963541.

Buy at Amazon Kovsted, Jens, and Finn Tarp. "Reconstruction, Reform, and State Capacity in Guinea-Bissau." In From Conflict to Recovery in Africa. Edited by Tony Addison. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 206-227. ISBN: 0199261032.

Katzman, Kenneth. "Iraq: U.S. Regime Change Efforts and Post-Saddam Governance (PDF)." CRS Report for Congress. October 22, 2004.

Buy at Amazon Rajagopal, Balakrishnan. "From Modernization to Democratization: The Political Economy of the "New" International Law." In Reframing the International: Law, Culture, Politics . Edited by Richard Falk, Lester Edwin J. Ruiz, and R. B. J Welker. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002, pp. 137-162. ISBN: 0415931762.

Buy at Amazon Halperin, Morton, Joseph T. Siegle, and Michael M. Weinstein. Chapter 1 in The Democracy Advantage: How Democracies Promote Prosperity and Peace. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 1-24. ISBN: 041595052X.

L10 The Role of International Organization in Post-Conflict Reconstructing

Buy at Amazon "Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Role of the World Bank for Reconstruction (PDF - 4.2 MB)." Washington, DC: 1998. ISBN: 0821342150.

Coipuram, Tom. "Iraq: United Nations and Humanitarian Aid Organizations (PDF)." Report for Congress. March 1, 2003. April 2003 updated version.

L11 The Discourse of Iraqis and Arabs on the Reconstruction of a New Iraq

Buy at Amazon Khalidi, Rashid. Resurrecting Empire: Western Footprints and America's Perilous Path in the Middle East. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2004. ISBN: 0807002348.

Hassan, Abu Taleb. "Illusion of Reform." Al-Ahram Weekly. April 25, 2004.

Said, Abdel-Moneim. "Heavenly Pursuits." Al-Ahram Weekly. February 2, 2004.

L12 Conclusions and Critiques: Planning and Reconstruction; Vision and Realities; Stability and Resistance in Iraq

Buy at Amazon Braude, Joseph. The New Iraq: Rebuilding the Country for Its People, the Middle East, and the World. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2003. ISBN: 0465007880.

Cordesman, Anthony H. "Transnational Threats: The Emerging Strategic Lessons from the U.S. Intervention in Iraq." Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2003. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Recommended Movie

Antoon, Sinan, Dir. About Baghdad.

L13 Criticism

Open Society Institute and the United Nations Foundation. Iraq in Transition: Post-Conflict Challenges and Opportunities (PDF). 2004.

Said, Edward. "Global Crisis Over Iraq: The Alternative United States." MIFTAH, March 20, 2003.

Buy at Amazon ———. "Orientalism 25 Years Later: Worldly Humanism v. the Empire-builders." In Orientalism. 25th Anniversary Edition. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 2003. ISBN: 039474067X.

L14 Representations: The Idea of Post-Conflict Reconstruction