failed state


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failed state

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a weak state where social and political structures have collapsed to the point where the government has little or no control
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Translations
gescheiterter Staat
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Scholars who argue that "failed state" is a meaningful category and/or indicative of a threat provide a rationale for American interventionism around the globe.
Failed States: Unstable Countries in the 21st Century tackles in simple terms what exactly constitute a failed state and how a country lands in such a predicament.
4 -- As such, were the question to be rephrased from "Is Pakistan a failed state?" - which engenders lots of excited but confusing discussion about states, public sector debts, foreign policy, elites, electoral process, etc - to "Is the Pakistani state failing the majority of its citizens?", the answer would be a simple yes
The definitions of a "failed state" are now nearly as numerous as the number of studies about the subject.
WASHINGTON, June 22 -- Just three places below Afghanistan, Pakistan has been ranked the 10th most failed state in the 2010 Failed State Index released by the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine on Monday.
Summary: Washington - The independence of the Sahara could result in a dependent, inept and chaotic territory failed state dominated by Al Qaida, an entity known for its preference for sanctuaries in weak or failed states, U.S.
Yemen should not be a failed state as it has been pictured by the media, the representative of the London-based Royal Institute of International Affairs RIIA in the country has said.
The attack drove home how al Qaeda could threaten Western interests from Yemen and highlighted the risk that the country could become a failed state, compounding security challenges already posed by lawless Somalia just across the Gulf of Aden.
The attack drove home how al-Qaeda could threaten Western interests from Yemen and highlighted the risk that the country could become a failed state, compounding security challenges already posed by lawless Somalia just across the Gulf of Aden.
With a yawning deficit to dose and a truly "end times" budget ravaging what had been one of the premier social service and educational systems in the nation, it is becoming astoundingly clear that California, always at the forefront of trends that eventually sweep the nation, could be the first of a new phenomenon: a failed state within the United States.
Visiting villages and towns across Afghanistan dressed in traditional garb, the technocrat preached a message of good governance in a country that increasingly defines what it means to be a failed state.
Satish Kumar in the chapter entitled, 'Reassessing Pakistan as a longterm Security Threat' examines the notion of failed state vis-a-vis Pakistan.