State of Disrepair
State of Disrepair

State of Disrepair

Fixing the Culture and Practices of the State Department

POLITICAL SCIENCE

194 Pages, 6 x 9

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Hardcover, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $21.95)

Publication Date: March 2012

ISBN 9780817914547

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Overview

Kori Schake shows how the deficiencies in focus, education, and programmatic proficiency impede the work of the State Department and suggests how investing in those areas could make the agency significantly more successful at building stable and prosperous democratic governments around the world. She explains why, instead of burdening the US military with yet another inherently civilian function, work should focus on bringing those agencies of the government whose job it is to provide development assistance up to the standard of success that our military has achieved. Schake presents a vision of what a successful State Department should look like and seeks to build support for creating it—a State Department that makes possible the projection of US civilian power as well as US military force.

Author Biography

Kori N. Schake is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She is also an associate professor of international security studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NewYork. Her areas of research interest are national security strategy, the effective use of military force, and European politics.