In This Review

State-Building Failure in British Ireland and French Algeria
State-Building Failure in British Ireland and French Algeria
By Ian Lustick
Institute of International Studies, University of California, 1986, 109 pp

An odd essay that grew out of a concern with Israeli settlements on the West Bank. Lustick argues that British and French uses of settlers in Ireland and Algeria were major factors in the failure of those two powers to control the peripheral areas. An interesting hypothesis, somewhat obscured by excessive use of the model-building jargon of political science.