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Failed States

  • By: Ulf Engel
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The metaphor of “failed states” or “failing states” enjoys considerable popularity among commentators of global developments and policymakers alike, although both the concept and the reality of states thus described are contested. The debate on failed states started in the late ...

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