State Formation and Collapse

Examples poverty natural resource wealth ethnic

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Unformatted text preview: to internal wars) are not necessarily associated with failed states ! revolutions can lead to new political orders (state failure to disorder by definition) Civil wars do not necessarily originate in failed states (e.g. civil wars in England, US, Spain, Vietnam) although they are often connected Why do we need to separate these things from state failure? Because many of them are CAUSES of state failure: There are internal and external factors that stem from economic, security, or justice issues. Examples: poverty, natural resource wealth, ethnic, religious, or regional competition. Countries with civil wars: Even though the number of civil wars has decreased, the number of people in countries with civil wars has increased rapidly. (this shift is in the poor population ! countries are either becoming middle income and stable and the ones...
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This document was uploaded on 03/28/2014 for the course INAF 252 at Georgetown.

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