Lecture_22_Failed_States

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Lecture 22: Failed States May 19, 2008
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State Weber: legitimate monopoly of violence + extract taxes provide public services 17 th century: princes, war, taxes, consolidation Institutionalized at Westphalia Colonial boundaries retained after independence Borders maintained in Cold War 20 th century norms
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What’s a Failed State? “Collapse of state institutions, especially the police and judiciary, with resulting paralysis of governance, a breakdown of law and order, and general banditry and chaos. Not only are the functions of government suspended, but its assets are destroyed or looted and experienced officials are killed or flee the country.”
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Indicators (FP Magazine) Social Indicators 1. Mounting Demographic Pressures 2. Massive Movement of Refugees or Internally Displaced Persons creating Complex Humanitarian Emergencies 3. Legacy of Vengeance-Seeking Group Grievance or Group Paranoia 4. Chronic and Sustained Human Flight Economic Indicators 5. Uneven Economic Development along Group Lines
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