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Global Security Upheaval: Armed Nonstate Groups Usurping State Stability Functions

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This book calls into question the commonly held contentions that central governments are the most important or even the sole sources of a nation's stability, and that subnational and transnational nonstate forces are a major source of global instability.

By assessing recent real-world trends, Mandel reveals that areas exist where it makes little sense to rely on state governments for stability, and that attempts to bolster such governments to promote stability often prove futile. He demonstrates how armed nonstate groups can sometimes provide local stability better than states, and how power-sharing arrangements between states and armed nonstate groups may sometimes be viable. He concludes that these trends in the international setting call for major shifts in our understanding of what constitutes stable governance—proposing that we adopt a fluid "emergent actor" approach. And he calls for significant deviation from standard policy responses to the opportunities and dangers posed by nontraditional sources of national authority.

Synopsis:

This book analyzes conceptually and empirically this ongoing global shift in security governance from public to private hands and specifically evaluates the role of armed non-state groups in stability promotion.

About the Author

Robert Mandel is Professor of International Affairs at Lewis and Clark College. He is the author of Dark Logic: Transnational Criminal Tactics and Global Security (Stanford University Press, 2011).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804784986
Author:
Mandel, Robert
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Author:
Robert Mandel
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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