Nation Building Principles

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Chapter 1 FIVE PRINCIPLES CRITICAL OF A SUCCESSFUL NATION BUILDING Successful nation-building efforts must incorporate five principles: Partners: Nation-building always requires partners; there must be communication between people on the ground and people in distant government offices. Process: Human societies do not follow formulas. Nation-building is a process which does not produce clear, quick results. Problem-solving: Leadership must start small, addressing basic problems. Public trust during a period of occupation emerges from the fulfillment of basic needs. Purpose: Small beginnings must serve larger purposes. Citizens must see the value in what they're doing. People: Nation-building is about people. Large forces…show more content…
People move history. Keeping these factors in mind a lot of economies grew and today are one of the mosrt successful nations today. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Page Number 5 THE CHANGING NOTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A SUCCESSFUL NATION Chapter 2 The Changing Notion Sustainable economic growth’ is primarily seen as the best way to make a “successful country”. But what makes a country successful, and is sustainable economic growth the best way to get there? As Scotland prepares for a nation shaping decision, we should be very sure that we are on the path we want to be. Two vital components of any successful country are the health, and happiness of its citizens. A country may be wealthy, and powerful, but if its citizens live short or unhappy lives, is it really successful? Wealth is important only in so far as it encourages greater…show more content…
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Page Number 10 THE CHANGING NOTION OF WHAT CONSTITUTES A SUCCESSFUL NATION Chapter 3 CONCLUSION: The drafters of the Declaration of Independence didn't really define "Happiness" when they cited the pursuit of it as an inalienable right. But in recent years, there's been a quest to define and measure it, especially in the context of a prosperous economy. That's because economic growth as measured by gross domestic product doesn't really tell us much about citizens' general well- being. For example, traffic jams may increase GDP as a result of the increased use of gasoline, but obviously not the quality of life. The assumption is that the more economic growth the better. Legislators are forever debating the merits of a measure on the basis of whether it would create jobs and boost

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