External Intervention and the Politics of State Formation (BOK)

Ja Ian Chong

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This book explores ways foreign intervention and external rivalries can affect the institutionalization of governance in weak states. When sufficiently competitive, foreign rivalries in a weak state can actually foster the political centralization, territoriality and autonomy associated with state sovereignty. This counterintuitive finding comes from studying the collective effects of foreign contestation over a weak state as informed by changes in the expected opportunity cost of intervention for outside actors. When interveners associate high opportunity costs with intervention, they bolster sovereign statehood as a next best alternative to their worst fear - domination of that polity by adversaries. Sovereign statehood develops if foreign actors concurrently and consistently behave this way toward a weak state. This book evaluates that argument against three 'least likely' cases - China, Indonesia and Thailand between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Ja Ian Chong
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9781107013759
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 16,7cm x 24cm x 2,7cm
Vekt 584 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd