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Living in the Wrong Neighbourhood: State Failure and its Implications for Neighbouring Countries
Fernández Gibaja, Alberto
Institut Català Internacional per la Pau
Why and how do failed states affect neighbouring countries? The attention of the international community towards state failure has grown significantly in recent years, improving the understanding of this phenomenon; nevertheless, the knowledge about the influence of state failure on neighbouring countries remain scarce. This research aims at contributing to filling up the existing gap by analyzing two different cases of state failure –Liberia and Afghanistan– and its consequences on four of their neighbours –Sierra Leone, Guinea, Pakistan and Tajikistan. More concretely, this research investigates the importance of insurgency movements in the relationship between these countries. The research argues that failed states generate conflict-enhancing mechanisms –which might lead to conflict outbreak– in their neighbours through the creation of informal networks. The empiric evidence shows how insurgency-based informal networks have a decisive role in the outbreak of conflict.
2010-12-23
35 - Administració pública. Govern. Assumptes militars
Insurgència
Insurgencia
Insurgency
Relacions internacionals
Relaciones internacionales
Foreign relations
Liberia
Libèria
Afganistan
Afghanistan
Afganistán
56 p.
Working Paper
2013.5793 (en línia);
2013.5785 (paper)
ICIP Working Papers;2010/04
         

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