Scott B. Radnitz
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This course deals with concepts and theories of state weakness, collapse, and failure. Students will discuss and debate whether state failure is a valid concept, why some states fail and others survive, how order can emerge within anarchy, and how external actors can prevent or reverse state failure. Cases will include Afghanistan, Somalia, and Central Africa, among others.
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