"Statebuilding by Imposition is full of provocative arguments about the inability of democracies to build effective states. Reo Matsuzaki’s candor about the mismatch between liberal values and the nature of statebuilding by imposition is admirable."
- Tuong Vu, Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon, and author of Vietnam’s Communist Revolution
Statebuilding by Imposition
"Crystalline logic, simple organization, detailed evidence, and profound conclusions make Statebuilding by Imposition an essential reading for those who recommend outside intervention to build the state institutions and economies of others."
- S.C.M. Paine, William S. Sims University Professor, U.S. Naval War College, and author of The Japanese Empire
Title Statebuilding by Imposition
Subtitle Resistance and Control in Colonial Taiwan and the Philippines