Dilemmas of Weak States

Dilemmas of Weak States

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  • Author: Tatah Mentan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351159909
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 400

Given the dramatic changes that have taken place in global politics in recent years (especially following September 11, 2001), it is time to examine a series of critical issues confronting the global political economy. One of the most important of these issues is terrorism and its relationship with weak states. This book examines the weak state-terrorism nexus with particular emphasis on Africa. Specifically, it provides an in-depth analysis of state weakness, poverty, and the opportunities offered by the latter for the breeding of terrorism and terrorists. It also looks at the part played by radical Islam in transnational terrorism in Africa. Emerging from this study is recognition of a need for the international system to analyze a wide range of issues that contribute to the weakening of African states.


Dilemmas of Weak States

Dilemmas of Weak States

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  • Author: Tatah Mentan
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  • ISBN: 9781351159920
  • Category : Electronic books
  • Languages : en
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"Given the dramatic changes that have taken place in global politics in recent years (especially following September 11, 2001), it is time to examine a series of critical issues confronting the global political economy. One of the most important of these issues is terrorism and its relationship with weak states. This book examines the weak state-terrorism nexus with particular emphasis on Africa. Specifically, it provides an in-depth analysis of state weakness, poverty, and the opportunities offered by the latter for the breeding of terrorism and terrorists. It also looks at the part played by radical Islam in transnational terrorism in Africa. Emerging from this study is recognition of a need for the international system to analyze a wide range of issues that contribute to the weakening of African states."--Provided by publisher.


Bangladesh in International Politics

Bangladesh in International Politics

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  • Author: Muhammad Shamsul Huq
  • Publisher: Sterling Pub Private Limited
  • ISBN:
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 364


International Organizations and State Failure Prevention

International Organizations and State Failure Prevention

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  • Author: Steve Schlegel
  • Publisher: Nomos Verlag
  • ISBN: 3845297875
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 369

Ausgehend von der negativen Bilanz Internationaler Organisationen bei der Stabilisierung zerfallener Staaten untersucht das Werk die Fähigkeit Internationaler Missionen, präventiv in sogenannten schwachen Staaten tätig zu werden. Hierzu werden die Feldmissionen der OSZE in Kirgisistan und Tadschikistan in den Fokus genommen, die ca. 20 Jahre lang zur Stabilisierung beider Länder beitragen sollten. Mithilfe einer stark ausgebauten Version von Schneckeners Modell fragiler Staatlichkeit erfolgt eine Analyse der Maßnahmen der OSZE zur Förderung der Staatsfunktionen Sicherheit, Wohlfahrt und Legitimität/Rechtsstaatlichkeit. Ein besonderer Fokus der Auswertung liegt dabei auf dem Dilemma der OSZE, effektiv zu arbeiten ohne dabei die nationale Souveränität zu verletzen – was wiederum besonders im Hinblick auf Korruptionsbekämpfung de facto unmöglich ist. Abschließend werden drei Strategien diskutiert, wie mit diesem Dilemma umgegangen werden kann.


The Security Dilemmas of Southeast Asia

The Security Dilemmas of Southeast Asia

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  • Author: A. Collins
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 033398563X
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 237

The Security Dilemmas of Southeast Asia utilises a key security concept to examine one of the most dramatic regions of the world. Focusing on ethnic tensions, intra-ASEAN rivalries and the emergence of Chinese hegemony, the security dilemma is used to provide insights into a wide range of the region's contemporary security issues. In addition, the book expounds upon some of the new uses of the security dilemma, exploring both its applicability to ethnic tensions and a new variant, a state-induced security dilemma.


Ethnic Violence and the Societal Security Dilemma

Ethnic Violence and the Societal Security Dilemma

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  • Author: Paul Roe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134276893
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 214

Ethnic Violence and the Societal Security Dilemma explores how the phenomenon of ethnic violence can be understood as a form of security dilemma by shifting the focus of the concept away from its traditional concern with state sovereignty to that of identity instead. The book includes case studies on: * ethnic violence between Serbs and Croats in the Krajina region of Croatia, August 1990 * ethnic violence between Hungarian and Romanians in the Transylvania region of Romania, March 1990.


The Dilemmas of Statebuilding

The Dilemmas of Statebuilding

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  • Author: Roland Paris
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134002149
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 376

This book explores the contradictions that emerge in international statebuilding efforts in war-torn societies. Since the end of the Cold War, more than 20 major peace operations have been deployed to countries emerging from internal conflicts. This book argues that international efforts to construct effective, legitimate governmental structures in these countries are necessary but fraught with contradictions and vexing dilemmas.. Drawing on the latest scholarly research on postwar peace operations, the volume: addresses cutting-edge issues of statebuilding including coordination, local ownership, security, elections, constitution making, and delivery of development aid features contributions by leading and up-and-coming scholars provides empirical case studies including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Croatia, Kosovo, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and others presents policy-relevant findings of use to students and policymakers alike The Dilemmas of Statebuilding will be vital reading for students and scholars of international relations and political science. Bringing new insights to security studies, international development, and peace and conflict research, it will also interest a range of policy makers.


Weak Institutions and the Governance Dilemma

Weak Institutions and the Governance Dilemma

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  • Author: Mariella Falkenhain
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030397424
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 250

“Weak Institutions and the Governance Dilemma is especially important and welcome since it offers a very incisive analysis of the role of NGOs in transitional democracies and the effect of institutional setting on NGO effectiveness in representing citizen interests. This book offers a very creative conceptual framework and timely, penetrating case studies which provide valuable insights on NGO strategy, governmental capacity, and the possibilities for social change.”Steven Rathgeb Smith, Executive Director, American Political Science Association, and Georgetown University, USA This book provides a novel analytical perspective on policymaking, policy effects and NGOs in hybrid regimes. It examines the sources and patterns of gaps between formal rules, political practice and longer term effects, and explores how NGOs navigate the tension-laden environments that gaps represent. The book shows how weak institutions and malfunctioning policies turn NGOs into ambivalent actors. Empirically, it covers criminal justice and social protection policies in post-Soviet Georgia and Armenia. The findings from the in-depth case studies are then extended by a discussion of gaps in hybrid regimes as diverse as Malaysia, Kenya and Russia. The book’s approach and findings will appeal to scholars, students and practitioners interested in NGOs, institutional theory and public policy.


Building Militaries in Fragile States

Building Militaries in Fragile States

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  • Author: Mara E. Karlin
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812294130
  • Category : Political Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 296

Combining rigorous academic scholarship with the experience of a senior Pentagon policymaker, Mara E. Karlin explores the key national security issue of our time: how to effectively build partner militaries. Given the complex and complicated global security environment, declining U.S. defense budgets, and an increasingly connected (and often unstable) world, the United States has an ever-deepening interest in strengthening fragile states. Particularly since World War II, it has often chosen to do so by strengthening partner militaries. It will continue to do so, Karlin predicts, given U.S. sensitivity to casualties, a constrained fiscal environment, the nature of modern nationalism, increasing transnational security threats, the proliferation of fragile states, and limits on U.S. public support for military interventions. However, its record of success is thin. While most analyses of these programs focus on training and equipment, Building Militaries in Fragile States argues that this approach is misguided. Instead, given the nature of a fragile state, Karlin homes in on the outsized roles played by two key actors: the U.S. military and unhelpful external actors. With a rich comparative case-study approach that spans Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, Karlin unearths provocative findings that suggest the traditional way of working with foreign militaries needs to be rethought. Benefiting from the practical eye of an experienced national security official, her results-based exploration suggests new and meaningful findings for building partner militaries in fragile states.


Contemporary Security Studies

Contemporary Security Studies

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  • Author: Alan Collins
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198804105
  • Category : Security, International
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 524

'Contemporary Security Studies' introduces students to the broad range of issues that dominate the security agenda in the 21st century and provides up-to-date coverage of traditional and non-traditional threats to survival.