Failed States: Realities, Risks, and Responses

Failed States: Realities, Risks, and Responses

by Brennan Kraxberger


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ISBN-13: 9781480124219
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2012
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Brennan Kraxberger holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Iowa. He has published scholarly work in journals such as African Affairs, Africa Today, Third World Quarterly, Progress in Development Studies, and Journal of Asian and African Studies. He previously taught an undergraduate course entitled "The Geopolitics of State Failure," and he maintains a blog, "Failed States and Geopolitics" (

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Failed States: Realities, Risks, and Responses 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
A “failed state” is a country where the government has ceased to exist or become so dysfunctional as to be ineffective in actually governing all or a significant part of the country. The obvious and most extreme current example is Somalia. The author discusses the issues that lead to state failure, historical methods for dealing with this, and possible improvements to these methods. He also talks about state failure and its relationship to terrorism. Although Failed State has obvious appeal to the hardcore political junkie, especially those who are interested in their country’s foreign policy, as well as to those interested in humanitarian efforts, as the world becomes more and more connected, anyone who likes to think they’re well informed should be familiar with this issue. At less than 30,000 words, Failed States is an excellent and quick introduction for that person. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **