This book brings together leading analysts of statebuilding to set out and engage with some of the key policies, practices and paradigms of external intervention in the case of state support and reconstruction. The context is the reconsideration of many assumptions about statebuilding policy and practices post-Iraq. Rather than being a regional survey or a policy-orientated 'lessons learned' book, this edited collection stands out as interested in the political concepts and policy practices. The content is original and critical and opens up new frameworks for considering statebuilding. Part One engages with some of the key policy frameworks and conceptual issues raised by recent statebuilding interventions: those of ownership; understanding conflict; and the link between state failure and the war on terror. Part two considers core state-building practices: economic reconstruction; the role of the military; and the framing of post-conflict constitutions. Part Three reconsiders statebuilding paradigms more broadly: considering the reconstitution of states as a hybrid product of external and internal political factors; and the internationalisation of state institutions erasing clear sovereign boundaries. This book will be of interest to students of statebuilding, peacebuilding and post-war reconstruction, as well as IR and International Security in general.Chandler, David is the author of 'Statebuilding and Intervention: Policies, Practices and Paradigms' with ISBN 9780415452045 and ISBN 041545204X.