The Resource Militants, criminals, and warlords : the challenge of local governance in an age of disorder, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Harold Trinkunas, Shadi Hamid, (electronic resource)

Militants, criminals, and warlords : the challenge of local governance in an age of disorder, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Harold Trinkunas, Shadi Hamid, (electronic resource)

Label
Militants, criminals, and warlords : the challenge of local governance in an age of disorder
Title
Militants, criminals, and warlords
Title remainder
the challenge of local governance in an age of disorder
Statement of responsibility
Vanda Felbab-Brown, Harold Trinkunas, Shadi Hamid
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Conventional political theory holds that the sovereign state is the legitimate source of order and provider of public services in any society, whether democratic or not. But Hezbollah and ISIS in the Middle East, pirate clans in Africa, criminal gangs in South America, and militias in Southeast Asia are examples of nonstate actors that control local territory and render public services that the nation-state cannot or will not provide. This fascinating book takes the reader around the world to areas where national governance has broken down-or never really existed. In these places, the vacuum has been filled by local gangs, militias, and warlords, some with ideological or political agendas and others focused primarily on economic gain. Many of these actors have substantial popularity and support among local populations and have developed their own enduring institutions, often undermining the legitimacy of the national state. The authors show that the rest of the world has more than a passing interest in these situations, in part because transborder crime and terrorism often emerge but also because failed states threaten international interests from trade to security. This book also poses, and offers answers for, the question: How should the international community respond to local orders dominated by armed nonstate actors? In many cases outsiders have taken the short-term route-accepting unsavory local actors out of expediency-but at the price of long-term instability or damage to human rights and other considerations. From Africa and the Middle East to Asia and Latin America, the local situations highlighted in this book are, and will remain, high on today's international agenda. The book makes a unique contribution to global understanding of how those situations developed and what can be done about them
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
FELBAB-BROWN, VANDA
Index
no index present
LC call number
JC348
LC item number
.F45 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Local government
  • Non-state actors (International relations)
  • Warlordism
  • Military government
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
Label
Militants, criminals, and warlords : the challenge of local governance in an age of disorder, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Harold Trinkunas, Shadi Hamid, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815731900
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1w5cc6j
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1008771146
  • (OCoLC)on1008771146
Label
Militants, criminals, and warlords : the challenge of local governance in an age of disorder, Vanda Felbab-Brown, Harold Trinkunas, Shadi Hamid, (electronic resource)
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815731900
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1w5cc6j
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1008771146
  • (OCoLC)on1008771146

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...