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Persistent state weakness in the global age [electronic resource] / edited by Denisa Kostovicova, Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic.

Contributor(s): Kostovicova, Denisa | Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Vesna.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 213 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780754698739 (electronic bk.); 0754698734 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Failed states | Nation-building | Postwar reconstruction | Democratization | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- General | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Reference | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- EssaysGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Persistent state weakness in the global age.DDC classification: 320.1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; List of Abbreviations; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: State Weakening and Globalization; Part I Capacity Approaches; 1 Understanding Leviathan's Malaise: Stateness and the Crisisof Governability in Post-communist Polities; 2 Post-Soviet State Weakness: Legacies of Informal Networks and Troubled Transitions; 3 Informal Institutions of Political Participation in the Serbian Security Sector; Part II Historical Approaches; 4 Afghanistan: The Patrimonial Trap and the Dream of Institution-Building.
Summary: Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age addresses the question of why state weakness in the global era persists. It debunks a common assumption that state weakness is a stop-gap on the path to state failure and state collapse. Informed by a globalization perspective, the book shows how state weakness is frequently self-reproducing and functional.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; List of Abbreviations; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: State Weakening and Globalization; Part I Capacity Approaches; 1 Understanding Leviathan's Malaise: Stateness and the Crisisof Governability in Post-communist Polities; 2 Post-Soviet State Weakness: Legacies of Informal Networks and Troubled Transitions; 3 Informal Institutions of Political Participation in the Serbian Security Sector; Part II Historical Approaches; 4 Afghanistan: The Patrimonial Trap and the Dream of Institution-Building.

Persistent State Weakness in the Global Age addresses the question of why state weakness in the global era persists. It debunks a common assumption that state weakness is a stop-gap on the path to state failure and state collapse. Informed by a globalization perspective, the book shows how state weakness is frequently self-reproducing and functional.

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