Failed States (tagged articles)
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A State of Illegitimacy: The Dynamics of Criminal and State Legitimacy in Mexico
Benjamin J. Mackey - The following paper seeks to elucidate the complex processes involved in the Mexican State’s loss of authority and the subsequent acquisition of this authority by armed criminal groups operating in that country. In theoretical terms, this authority is termed... Keep Reading »
Food Insecurity and the Threat to Global Stability and Security in the 21st Century
Michael DeFeo - In 2010, over 250,000 Syrian farmers were forced from their land due to water shortages. Lack of water left these farmers dangerously food insecure, so they moved, en masse, into Syrian urban centers. This strained an already overburdened infrastructure which increased... Keep Reading »
State Failure in the South Pacific and Southeast Asia: The Importance of Australia's Response for National and Regional Stability
David A. Smith - The occurrence of state failure is an important concern for Australia as it pertains to the security and stability of the broader region (Ezrow & Frantz 2013, pp. 16-17). Rotberg (2003, p. 1) defines state failure as the result of internal violence and corruption... Keep Reading »
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Angola, 1990-2000: Oil, Democracy, and a "Successful Failed State"
Eric Wilcox - Four decades after independence from Portugal, Angola remains a country with significant barriers to good governance and social development. Although the state's constitution established a multiparty democracy in the early 1990s, measures of high poverty and low state... Keep Reading »
State Building in Somalia in the Image of Somaliland: A Bottom-Up Approach
Kenneth C. Upsall - The creation of western-style government institutions has been unsuccessful in Somalia. This is a direct result of colonial administrations not laying the proper foundation for western government institutions to achieve legitimacy in a culture of clan and kinship based... Keep Reading »
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