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Hollow State

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

The hollow state is a metaphor used to describe the practice of governments around the world that contract out any and everything to third parties, be they other governments, private firms, or nonprofit agencies. Virtually everything that can be outsourced has ...

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