When States Fail

When States Fail
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781400835799
Rating 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Since 1990, more than 10 million people have been killed in the civil wars of failed states, and hundreds of millions more have been deprived of fundamental rights. The threat of terrorism has only heightened the problem posed by failed states. When States Fail is the first book to examine how and why states decay and what, if anything, can be done to prevent them from collapsing. It defines and categorizes strong, weak, failing, and collapsed nation-states according to political, social, and economic criteria. And it offers a comprehensive recipe for their reconstruction. The book comprises fourteen essays by leading scholars and practitioners who help structure this disparate field of research, provide useful empirical descriptions, and offer policy recommendations. Robert Rotberg's substantial opening chapter sets out a theory and taxonomy of state failure. It is followed by two sets of chapters, the first on the nature and correlates of failure, the second on methods of preventing state failure and reconstructing those states that do fail. Economic jump-starting, legal refurbishing, elections, the demobilizing of ex-combatants, and civil society are among the many topics discussed. All of the essays are previously unpublished. In addition to Rotberg, the contributors include David Carment, Christopher Clapham, Nat J. Colletta, Jeffrey Herbst, Nelson Kasfir, Michael T. Klare, Markus Kostner, Terrence Lyons, Jens Meierhenrich, Daniel N. Posner, Susan Rose-Ackerman, Donald R. Snodgrass, Nicolas van de Walle, Jennifer A. Widner, and Ingo Wiederhofer.

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When States Fail
  • Author : Robert I. Rotberg
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-28

Since 1990, more than 10 million people have been killed in the civil wars of failed states, and hundreds of millions more have been deprived of fundamental rights. The threat of terrorism has only heightened the problem posed by failed states. When States Fail is the first book to examine how and

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When States Fail
  • Author : Robert I. Rotberg
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004

This text examines how and why States decay and what, if anything, can be done to prevent them from collapsing. The disparate field of research is structured acording to political, social and economic criteria.

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Failed States
  • Author : Noam Chomsky
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-03

The world's foremost critic of U.S. foreign policy exposes the hollow promises of democracy in American actions abroad—and at home The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene against "failed states" around the globe. In this much anticipated sequel to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival,

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Fixing Failed States
  • Author : Ashraf Ghani,Clare Lockhart
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009

Social science.

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The Ideology of Failed States
  • Author : Susan L. Woodward
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-03

Contests to reorganize the international system after the Cold War agree on the security threat of failed states: this book asks why.

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Failed States and the Origins of Violence
  • Author : Tiffiany Howard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-15

What makes a terrorist? Is an individual inherently predisposed to be attracted to political violence or does exposure to a certain environment desensitize them in such a way that violence represents a viable mode for addressing political grievances? Identifying state failure as the impetus for political violence this book addresses

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Failed States and Institutional Decay
  • Author : Natasha M. Ezrow,Erica Frantz
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-07-18

What do we mean by failed states and why is this concept important to study? The “failed states” literature is important because it aims to understand how state institutions (or lack thereof) impact conflict, crime, coups, terrorism and economic performance. In spite of this objective, the “failed state” literature has

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Why Nations Fail
  • Author : Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2012

An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

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Failed States and Fragile Societies
  • Author : Ingo Trauschweizer,Steven M. Miner
  • Publisher : Ohio University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-06-01

Since the end of the Cold War, a new dynamic has arisen within the international system, one that does not conform to established notions of the state’s monopoly on war. In this changing environment, the global community must decide how to respond to the challenges posed to the state

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Why States Recover
  • Author : Greg Mills
  • Publisher : Hurst
  • Release Date : 2015-01-03

State failure takes many forms. Somalia offers one extreme. The country's prolonged civil war led to the collapse of central authority, with state control devolving to warlord-led factions that competed for the spoils of local commerce, political power, and international aid. Malawi, on the other hand, is at the other

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Failed States
  • Author : Brennan Kraxberger
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2012-09-30

The issue of state failure is both overly sensationalized and under-appreciated in popular discourse. In the West, failed states are too readily associated with terrorist activities. Likewise, publications such as the Failed States Index greatly exaggerate the number of countries with extreme political dysfunction. Too often, huge swathes of the

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Failing States  Collapsing Systems
  • Author : Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-26

This work executes a unique transdisciplinary methodology building on the author’s previous book, A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save it (Pluto, 2010), which was the first peer-reviewed study to establish a social science framework for the integrated analysis of crises across climate, energy,

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State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror
  • Author : Robert I. Rotberg
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release Date : 2004-05-13

The threat of terror, which flares in Africa and Indonesia, has given the problem of failed states an unprecedented immediacy and importance. In the past, failure had a primarily humanitarian dimension, with fewer implications for peace and security. Now nation-states that fail, or may do so, pose dangers to themselves,

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World on the Edge
  • Author : Lester Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-06-25

In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level

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Global Turning Points
  • Author : Mauro F. Guillén,Emilio Ontiveros
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20

The twenty-first century is replete with uncertainty and complexity: game-changing events and trends are transforming the world beyond recognition. For the first time in human history more people live in cities than in the countryside and greater numbers suffer from obesity than from hunger. Emerging economies now represent half of

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