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Weak states, strong societies : power and authority in the new world order

Author: Amin Saikal
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2016. ©2016
Series: Library of international relations (Series), 78.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the previously well-established organisation of world politics has been thrown into disarray. While during the Cold War, the bipolarity of the world gave other powers a defined structure within which to vie for power, influence and material wealth, the current global political landscape has been transformed by a diffusion of power. As a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amin Saikal
ISBN: 1784534803 9781784534806
OCLC Number: 936420822
Description: xiii, 253 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Framing an inquiry / Richard Falk --
From nation-states to member-states-society relations and state transformation in contemporary Europe / Christopher Bickerton --
The dynamics of federalism: Belgium and Switzerland / Jan Wouters, Sven van Kerckhoven, and Martin Vidal --
State-society relations in Eastern Europe and world politics / Veselin Popovski --
State-civil society dynamics in Morocco and Algeria: a case of divide and rule? / Karima Laachir --
Afghanistan and Iraq: state-building in countries with strong societies / Amin Saikal --
State-society dynamics and authoritarian stability in Central Asia / Kirill Nourzhanov --
Weak states and strong societies in Southeast Asia / Carlyle A. Thayer --
The crisis of the state in Africa and the unending search for the reinvention of the state in Somalia / Jide Martyns Okeke --
Strong states, strong societies, weak democracies? Assessing state-society relationships in Latin America / Pia Riggirozzi.
Series Title: Library of international relations (Series), 78.
Responsibility: edited by Amin Saikal.

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Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the previously well-established organisation of world politics has been thrown into disarray. While during the Cold War, the bipolarity of the world gave other powers a defined structure within which to vie for power, influence and material wealth, the current global political landscape has been transformed by a diffusion of power. As a result, the world has seen the rise of sub-national or quasi-/non-state actors, such as Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and the movement that calls itself Islamic State, or ISIS. These dramatic geopolitical shifts have heavily impacted state-society relationships, power and authority in the international system. Weak States, Strong Societies analyses the effect of these developments on the new world order, arguing that the framework of weak state, strong society appears even more applicable to the contemporary global landscape than it did during the Cold War. Focusing on a range of regional contexts, the book explores what constitutes a weak or strong state. It will be essential reading for specialists in politics and international relations, whether students or academic researchers.--

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