State Failure Revisited I: Globalization of Security and Neighborhood Effects, INEF-Report 87

Author
Tobias Debiel, Daniel Lambach
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Institute for Development and Peace
Abstract
'State failure' has become a part of the global post‐9/11 security calculus. Faltering states are presented as dangers to international stability, as terrorist safe havens and as 'black holes' of global politics. However, the political and academic debate about this phenomenon still leaves much to be desired. This working paper and its companion piece (INEF Report 88/2006) try to revisit the phenomenon from new perspectives. The focus of “State Failure Revisited I” is on the globalization of security and neighborhood effects.
Topic
Security, International Political Economy, Sovereignty, Terrorism