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failed state

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failed state

Why the State Fails Conflicts between Law and Guanxi

The Failed State of Fire Suppression

Iraq: From Rentier State to Failed State

Mirrors, mimicry and the spectre of a failed state how the government of Ethiopia deploys image

Authoritarian State, Dynamic Society, Failed Imperialist Power, 1878–1914

Real governance beyond the ‘failed state’: Negotiating education in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Endangered Children: Experiencing and Surviving the State as Failed Parent and Grandparent

Part 5 Emerging Constitutions in Islamic Countries, 5.4 Statehood and Constitution-Building in Somalia: Islamic Responses to a Failed State

Mary Heimann. Czechoslovakia: The State That Failed. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2009. Pp. xxi, 406. $45.00

Reidar Visser. Basra, the Failed Gulf State: Separatism and Nationalism in Southern Iraq. (Politik: Forschung und Wissenschaft.) Münster: Lit., 2005. Pp. x, 238. $39.95

O’KELLY, Sean Thomas (1882 - 1966), President of Ireland, 1945–59; Minister of Finance, 1939–45; Vice-President of the Executive Council and Minister for Local Government and Public Health, Irish Free State, 1932–45; Minister of Education, 1939; Member Dáil Eireann, Dublin North, 1918–45; Proprietor and Editor The Nation, Dublin; Vice-President Fianna Fáil, Republican Party; one of the founders Sinn Féin, 1908–10; Manager Daily, Sinn Féin; General Secretary Gaelic League, 1915–20; Alderman Dublin Corporation, 1906–24; Contributor to Irish and American Press on Irish politics; Speaker First Dáil Eireann, 1919–21


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A nation or comparable administrative jurisdiction in which essential infrastructure, including health services, law enforcement, and other necessities for collective and personal health and safety, has broken down because of lawlessness and anarchy. A sharp rise in all or most indicators of population ill health and premature death occurs in failed states.

Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — Public Health and Epidemiology.

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