The United States Policy Diffusion in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Cross-Case Comparative Study.

Hridoy, Saha (2022) The United States Policy Diffusion in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Cross-Case Comparative Study. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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The 9/11 attack created the path for the “war on terror” initiative, which later resulted in a regime toppling prolonged war. The devasting impact of the initiative turned Afghanistan and Iraq into fragile nations; hence, the “state-building” policy was diffused to construct both nations after protracted conflicts. However, the initiatives faced multiple obstacles that finally made the policies to the debacle. The study was conducted to understand the phenomenon’s complexity through a cross-case comparative study to seek the “why” and “how” the state-building initiative turned into a fiasco in the broader context. The study also sought to look at similarities in initiated policies and their wreckages and create a scope to understand through the broader universe of cases. However, the findings suggested absence of good governance, corrupt practices, questioned legitimacy of the ruling regimes, and exclusion of counterparts in the state-building process resulted into deteriorated security environment and, hence the emergence of insurgency turning into bloodshed.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2022.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Democratization, governance, state-building, governance, corruption, legitimacy, the rule of law, security, insurgency, policy, debacle, conflict.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Unai
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2022 02:38
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2023 07:49

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