Why de facto states fail? Lessons from Chechen Republic of Ichkeria

Aliyev, H. and Souleimanov, E. A. (2019) Why de facto states fail? Lessons from Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Problems of Post-Communism, 66(3), pp. 161-171. (doi: 10.1080/10758216.2017.1383166)

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This study seeks to improve our understanding of the causes leading to failure of de facto states. In contrast to the voluminous body of literature on sovereign state failure, the process of de facto state failure remains under-researched. Drawing upon the existing research on state failure and de facto statehood, we narrow down our theoretical explanations to a set of causes related to civil conflict, tribalism, and economic crisis. More specifically, we aim to examine the effects of tribalism, warlordism, ideological fractionalization, and economic deficiencies on the collapse and failure of de facto entities. We employ a case study of the interwar Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1996–1999) to demonstrate how the above-detailed factors contributed toward the collapse of a de facto state.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Aliyev, Dr Huseyn
Authors: Aliyev, H., and Souleimanov, E. A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Problems of Post-Communism
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1557-783X
Published Online:11 December 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC
First Published:First published in Problems of Post-Communism 66(1):161-171
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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