Title

Conflict Management and "Whole of Government:" Useful Tools for U.S. National Security Strategy?

Department

Political Science & International Affairs

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

4-2012

Abstract

Intended to facilitate dialogue between academic experts, military leaders, policymakers, and civilian practitioners, this edited volume provides a state of the art analysis of current whole of government (WoG) approaches and their effectiveness for coordinating stabilization and peacebuilding efforts. It explores the question: Can “smart power”—using the right tool for each operational context—successfully shift the burden of stability operations to civilian actors and enable the timely scaling-down of military deployments?