Quasi-States: Sovereignty, International Relations and the Third World

Quasi-States: Sovereignty, International Relations and the Third World

by Robert H. Jackson
     
 
In this book, Professor Robert Jackson develops an original interpretation of Third World underdevelopment, explaining it in terms of international relations and law. He describes these countries as 'quasi-states', arguing that they are states in name only. He demonstrates how international changes during the post-1945 period made it possible for many quasi-states to

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In this book, Professor Robert Jackson develops an original interpretation of Third World underdevelopment, explaining it in terms of international relations and law. He describes these countries as 'quasi-states', arguing that they are states in name only. He demonstrates how international changes during the post-1945 period made it possible for many quasi-states to be created and to survive despite the fact they are usually inefficient, illegitimate and domestically unstable.

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"...a masterly analysis of the rules, norms and values of post-colonial international society." Political Studies

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ISBN-13:
9780521353106
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/17/1991
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series, #12
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.83(d)

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