Below is a collection of useful readers and texts on peacekeeping operations and nation building. Note: An asterisk (*) indicates texts appropriate for secondary school modules.
Textbooks and Readers
Dobbins, James, et al. 2003. America's Role in Nation Building: From Germany to Iraq. Santa Monica: RAND.
Foreign Affairs. 2001. Intervention and American Foreign Policy. New York: W.W. Norton and Company.*
Stedman, Stephen John, Donald Rothchild, and Elizabeth Cousens, eds. 2002. Ending Civil Wars: The Implementation of Peace Agreements. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner.
Crocker, Chester, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds. 2001. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing International Conflict. Washington, DC: United States Institute of Peace.
Orr, Robert C. ed. 2004. Winning the Peace. Washington: The CSIS Press.
State-of-the-art Political Science Contributions
Doyle, Michael and Nicholas Sambanis. 2000. "International Peacebuilding: A Theoretical and Quantitative Analysis." American Political Science Review 94: 779–802.
Edelstein, David M. 2004. "Occupational Hazards: Why Military Occupations Succeed or Fail." International Security 29 (1): 49–91.
Fortna, Virginia Page. 2004. "Does Peacekeeping Keep Peace? International Intervention and the Duration of Peace after Civil War." International Studies Quarterly 48 (2): 269–292.
Herbst, Jeffrey. 1996. "Responding to State Failure in Africa." International Security 21 (2): 120–144.
Stedman, Stephen John. 1997. "Spoiler Problems in Peace Processes." International Security 22 (2): 5–53.*
Monica Duffy Toft: "Intervention and Peacekeeping." Case study focused syllabus on interventions and peacekeeping operations. Focused heavily on Rwanda, Somalia and Haiti cases. Professional/Graduate.