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This review is from: State Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century: Governance and World Order in the Twenty-first Century (Paperback)
a 200-page book that could have been cut down to 5. Indeed, most of the book has nothing to do with state building, including the long section on whether American foreign policy is better then EU's one - certainly an issue of which Fukuyama, even if I can't share his ideas, has a better understanding than development studies.
The author says that state buldign is important, which is not such a surprising piece of news in 2004. He spends a lot of words on why it is so and what are the consequences of not doing that, but, hello, we know that as well. The problem is HOW and Fukuyama has not an answer and proposes no new ideas.
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