au logoSummer 2013 Session II :
Govt396 Politics of Nation-Building


Books to purchase (should be available at AU bookstore; also available cheaply online – any edition/format (kindle, etc.) is acceptable).  Complementary readings will be available on blackboard.

Required for purchase (we will read all or parts of these):

John Dower, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II (Norton, 2000)
Rory Stewart, The Prince of the Marshes: And Other Occupational Hazards of a Year in Iraq (Harcourt, 2007)
Richard Holbrooke, To End a War (Modern Library, 1999)
James Dobbins, After the Taliban: Nation-Building in Afghanistan (Potomac, 2008)


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