Global forces and state restructuring : dynamics of state formation and collapse /
- Publication info:
- Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillian, 2006.
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- Global forces and state restructuring : dynamics of state formation and collapse / Martin Doornbos.
- Main Author:
- Doornbos, Martin R.
Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillian, 2006
"Paying particular attention to the processes of state restructuring and collapse affecting countries in the South, this book highlights current inroads of global forces on the state. Related to the discussion about 'failed' or 'failing' states, its focus is on how globalization impacts on state structures in the South, and on their varying capacities to maintain themselves when confronted with new challenges and uncertainties. The book explores a field of political transformations which is crucially important to an understanding of the contemporary context." "The main themes addressed in the book include patterns of externally orchestrated state restructuring, the role of the 'good governance' discourse, and trajectories of state collapses and re-starts, as well as the politics of statelessness, the interplay of identity and power, and ethnic conflict triggered or fanned by resource struggles, which underlie state restructuring."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
x, 225 p. ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-218) and index.
1403996822 (cloth : alk. paper)
Table of Contents
- 1. Dynamics of state formation and collapse, past and present
- 2. Globalization and the state : reconfiguring the connections
- 3. African state in academic debate : shifting perspectives
- 4. 'Good governance' : the metamorphoses of a policy metaphor
- 5. Of state collapse and fresh starts : some critical reflections
- 6. Linking the future to the past : ethnicity, reforms and pluralism
- 7. State and identity in Europe and India : comparative dynamics
- 8. When is a state a state? : exploring Puntland, Somalia
- 9. Conclusions : whither the state?