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Unformatted text preview: Whats a failed state?- Opposite of strong state- Boutros Boutros-Ghali def. Indicators (foreign policy magazine)- Social o Demographic pressures = Population, unemployment- Economic- Political Why should we care about failed states?- Failed states tend to get involved in wars or collapse because of them- Civil war spillover o Opportunity for Plunder of natural resources- Refugees o Change demographic balances o Caring for them- Disease/AIDS, famine o Collapse of infrastructure kills healthcare/sanitation, etc- Illicit activity o Trafficking/smuggling drugs, arms, people - Terrorism o No government camp for terrorist training (Afghanistan - Al Qaeda) o Safe harbor o Al Q in Afghanistan and Africa Why States Fail 1: Emergence of new identities- 19 th & 20 th c conflicts involved states- New identities (not ideologies) o Subnational tribes o Supernational Religion...
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- Spring '08