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Book Review: When States Fail: Causes and Consequences by Robert I. Rotberg

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Volume 8, No. 3 (Fall 2005)

 

Do weak governments around the globe merit assistance? The premise of When States Fail: Causes and Consequences is that without strong government, society devolves into chaos. Sponsored by the Harvard University Failed States Project, this edited volume contains fourteen chapters, most of them written by political scientists. Not all authors come to the same conclusions, but they agree on most issues. Thus, I will treat the arguments collectively. The writers argue that the United States and other nations have a positive role to play in helping at-risk governments become strong.

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Stringham, Edward. "Review of When States Fail: Causes and Consequences by Robert I. Rotberg." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 8, No. 3 (Fall 2005): 97–99.