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Failed and Weak States in Theory and Practice

Robert I. Rotberg

in Political Science

ISBN: 9780199756223
Published online April 2013 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756223-0119
Failed and Weak States in Theory and Practice

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A failed state is a country with a government that cannot or will not deliver essential political goods (public services) to its citizens. The state, usually not yet a nation-state, may hold a seat in the United Nations and function as a sovereign entity in regional and world politics, but so far as most of its people are concerned, the state fails them by its inability to perform state functions adequately. Thus, failed states are those political entities in international politics that supply deficient qualities and quantities of political goods and, simultaneously, no longer exercise a monopoly of violence within their territories.

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Subjects: Politics ; Comparative Politics ; Political Institutions ; Political Methodology ; Political Theory

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