Explaining de facto states’ failure

Aliyev, H. (2019) Explaining de facto states’ failure. In: Hoch, T. and Kopeček, V. (eds.) De Facto States in Eurasia. Series: Routledge contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe series (91). Routledge: London, pp. 252-261. ISBN 9780367199128 (doi: 10.4324/9780429244049-18)

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The chapter is devoted to a number of potential causes of the failure of de facto states. Along with more conventional approaches – such as a focus on reintegration with the parent state, and the lack of good governance and economic problems – this study also points out neglected and under-researched causes of de facto state failure. These include tribalism, factionalism, and ideological fragmentation. This chapter emphasizes that de facto political entities often tend to follow similar paths to failure as recognized nation-states. Similarly to recognized states, de facto states may fail well before their loss of sovereignty and territorial control.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Aliyev, Dr Huseyn
Authors: Aliyev, H.
Subjects:J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
First Published:First published in De Facto States in Eurasia: 252-261
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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