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Failed States and International Trusteeship

Robert Jackson

in The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199262014
eISBN:
9780191601033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262012.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter addresses the question of whether international society is or should be responsible for the domestic civil conditions of sovereign states. It considers the problem of failed states, and ... More


Weak and Failing States

Norrin M. Ripsman and T. V. Paul

in Globalization and the National Security State

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195393903
eISBN:
9780199776832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393903.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores a final category of states: weak, failing, and failed states. It focuses on the states in the sub-Saharan African region, based on a belief that the African continent contains ... More


Power Politics and the Powerless

Arthur A. Stein

in Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199970087
eISBN:
9780199333295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970087.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The core security concern for the United States, and its allies, consists of the troika of terrorism, failed states, and WMD. This chapter traces the emergence of this contemporary view of the ... More


The New Paternalism

William Bain

in Between Anarchy and Society: Trusteeship and the Obligations of Power

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199260263
eISBN:
9780191600975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199260265.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

On 1 Nov 1994, the UN Trusteeship Council voted to suspend operations after Palau, the last remaining trust territory, attained independence. The sovereign state has emerged out of decolonization as ... More


Introduction: Weak States, Global Threats, and International Security

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the emerging consensus that weak and failing states pose the biggest threats to the US and international security. It then sets out the purpose ... More


After the East-West Conflict: Democratization, State Colapse, and Empire Building

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter examines democratization, “failed states,” and empire building after the East–West conflict. The debate over “democratic peace” focused on democratization and was being underpinned by ... More


The Global Covenant: Human Conduct in a World of States

Robert Jackson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199262014
eISBN:
9780191601033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262012.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book explores modern international society by drawing on the closely related disciplines diplomatic and military history, international legal studies, and international political theory. It ... More


Implementing International Law and Policy

Ralph Wilde

in International Territorial Administration: How Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199274321
eISBN:
9780191706486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274321.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter draws on the purposive analysis from the previous chapter to consider how ITA can be understood in terms of a device for implementing certain areas of international public policy and ... More


Failed States

John Yoo

in Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199347735
eISBN:
9780199347742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347735.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Failed states may present the most difficult challenge to global stability in the coming century. U.S. and international policy mistakenly compounds the problem of ungoverned territory by opposing ... More


Conclusion

Hans Joas and Wolfgang Knöbl

in War in Social Thought: Hobbes to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150840
eISBN:
9781400844746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150840.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This concluding chapter considers a convincing conception of enduring peace and the need to move beyond monothematic diagnoses of the contemporary world and of social change. It argues that none of ... More


Fragile States: Causes, Costs, and Responses

Wim Naudé, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino, and Mark McGillivray (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199693153
eISBN:
9780191731990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693153.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, International

Overcoming state fragility is one of the most important international development objectives of the 21st century. Many fragile states have turned into failed states, where millions of people are ... More


Conclusion

Paul D. Miller

in Armed State Building: Confronting State Failure, 1898-2012

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451492
eISBN:
9780801469541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451492.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes conclusions, sketches the scope conditions under which these conclusions hold, explores alternative hypotheses, offers policy recommendations, looks at the most ... More


War and State Building in the Middle East

Rolf Schwarz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037929
eISBN:
9780813042138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037929.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the authoritarian-regime governments commonly found in the Middle East, particularly among oil-rich countries. In this region, war has interacted ... More


Governmentalizing Sovereignty: Indexes of State Fragility and the Calculability of Political Order *

Nehal Bhuta

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter studies the state fragility index of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). This index serves as an example of the uses, creation, and supposed measurement through ... More


State Failure

Robert I. Rotberg

in The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198790501
eISBN:
9780191831737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790501.003.0028
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

A failed state is a country with a government that cannot or will not deliver essential public services (political goods) to its citizens. Failed states are those political entities in international ... More


Statebuilding:: Failed by Design

Oliver P. Richmond

in Failed Statebuilding: Intervention, the State, and the Dynamics of Peace Formation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300175318
eISBN:
9780300210132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175318.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the statebuilding response to often violent and criminal state-formation dynamics, often described as failed states. It discusses the decrease of criminality and violence and ... More


Weak States in the Middle East

Mehran Kamrava

in Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introductory chapter presents a broad survey of the study of weak states both as a scholarly exercise and in relation to the Middle East. The study of weak states is itself a controversial ... More


The Evolving Structure of World Politics, 1991–2011

Stewart Patrick

in International Relations Since the End of the Cold War: New and Old Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666430
eISBN:
9780191745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666430.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the transformation of world politics in the first two post-Cold War decades, as forces of globalization altered the security, political, economic, and normative contexts in ... More


Rogue and Failed States

Clint Peinhardt and Todd Sandler

in Transnational Cooperation: An Issue-Based Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199398607
eISBN:
9780199398645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398607.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The primary purpose of this chapter is to investigate collective means for dealing with rogue and failed states at the transnational level. This effort draws essential comparisons and contrasts ... More


The history and present of ‘Africa’s World War’

Marta Iñiguez de Heredia

in Everyday Resistance, Peacebuilding and State-Making: Insights from 'Africa's World War'

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526108760
eISBN:
9781526124203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526108760.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the case of ‘Africa’s World War’ in historical and regional perspective, identifying the different conflicting visions of order that coexist in the region, and giving the ... More


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