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Left Behind:: Understanding State Fragility

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/9780199751501.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter begins by considering the origins and motivations of contemporary concern with state weakness (or fragility), and the analytical shortcomings of current paradigms. It then provides ... More


Transnational Terrorism

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/9780199751501.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, it has become commonplace to assert that weak states are ideal breeding grounds for transnational terrorism. This chapter reviews the evidence for ... More


Power Imbalance and Institutional Interests in Russian Constitutional Engineering

Gadis Gadzhiev

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 1: Institutional Engineering

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244089
eISBN:
9780191600364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244081.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Describes Russia as an incomplete democracy, in which a compromise regarding constitutional engineering was never reached and important decisions regarding power‐sharing were postponed, ultimately ... More


Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

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/9780199751501.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the link between weak states and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) proliferation, examining the threat of WMD proliferation, outlining various avenues by which both state and ... More


State Weakness and International Conflict in a Fixed-Borders World

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines state weakness and international conflict in a fixed-borders world. It discusses the outbreak of a civil war in Lebanon in 1975 and the civil strife and conflict spillover in ... More


Introduction

Boaz Atzili

in Good Fences, Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226031354
eISBN:
9780226031378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031378.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Border fixity has contributed much to international peace and stability in regions such as Europe, North America, and South America. This book discusses the consequences of the border fixity norm for ... More


Suffering Spectators of Development

Arjun Chowdhury

in The Myth of International Order: Why Weak States Persist and Alternatives to the State Fade Away

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190686710
eISBN:
9780190686758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686710.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers an alternative view of the incidence and duration of insurgencies in the postcolonial world. Insurgencies and civil wars are seen as the primary symptom of state weakness, the ... More


Resources and Rents Under Soviet Rule

Lawrence P. Markowitz

in State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451874
eISBN:
9780801469466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451874.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter analyzes the Soviet origins of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan's state weakness. Building on the parallels with other postimperial contexts, it demonstrates that, while the sources of state ... More


Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East

Mehran Kamrava (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190246211
eISBN:
9780190638511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190246211.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Although the concept of “state failure” emerged after the Cold War, it gained major prominence after the September 11 attacks with the emerging discourse focusing primarily on the Greater Middle ... More


Incapable Yet Central

Arjun Chowdhury

in The Myth of International Order: Why Weak States Persist and Alternatives to the State Fade Away

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190686710
eISBN:
9780190686758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686710.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter introduces the puzzle motivating the book: most states are weak states, incapable of monopolizing violence and supplying order, and yet the modern centralized state remains the central ... More


Reforging the Russian State

Chris Miller

in Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469640662
eISBN:
9781469640679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640662.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The persistent weakness of Russia’s state institutions was a major cause of the tumult of the 1990s. Yeltsin and his ministers took important steps to bolster government effectiveness, but the ... More


The Global Financial Crisis and Africa’s “Immiserizing Wealth”

Alexis Habiyaremye and Luc Soete

in Aftermath: A New Global Economic Order?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814772836
eISBN:
9780814748695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772836.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter explores the extent to which Africa's extraordinary wealth of natural resources has been tied in disastrous ways to global trade. In the years immediately preceding the global financial ... More


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