Workshop, Paris 2007

Transition Processes and State Reform

Post-conflict reconstruction of the state: what post-national state?


This workshop in Paris took place at the Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le Progrès de l’Homme on the 14th December 2007 and took the form of a round table discussion between its 19 participants.

The debate was around questions of how the state functions in the contemporary setting, particularly in states emerging from transition and the obstacles that they face.
How can we view the nation-state model in an era of challenge by the international community and trans-national networks? What kind of post-national state do these developments point to?

The analytical framework “Reconstruction of the state in post-conflict situations: what kind of post-national state?” written by Modus Operandi in collaboration with a research group of the Université Pierre Mendes France was used as a starting point for the discussion.

This analytical framework can be found below, along with the invitation and concept paper for the seminar.

Paris '07 Program

Analytical Framework: English / French

Concept Paper: English / French