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Fragile States in the Americas

Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century

by Jonathan D. Rosen Editor · Hanna S. Kassab Editor

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The Americas face many security challenges, including drug trafficking, organized crime, guerrilla movements, terrorism, and environmental challenges. Experts have long debated whether some countries in the region can be classified as failed states. While various states in the Americas have been labeled as failed states, calling a country a failed state is quite controversial and requires a precise definition of what constitutes a failed state. This book instead discusses fragile states in the Americas. Fragile states are weak states that are fertile grounds for organized crime groups and illegal actors as such groups are able to infiltrate the state apparatus through corruption. The goal of this book is to examine fragile states in the region and the major security challenges that these states face. The cause of state fragility is different for various states.
Theoretically, the work will conceptualize the meaning of fragility as it relates to state survival and autonomy. Empirically, the book focuses on contemporary threats to the survival of fragile states in the Americas. The book explains and analyzes the main political, security, and economic challenges of these states. It employs a wide array of cases that delve into the security and economic threats and priorities of states in the Americas.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2016
Series:
Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century

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Jonathan D. Rosen (Editor)

Jonathan D. Rosen is a research scientist at Florida International University's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy.Hanna S. Kassab is visiting assistant professor at Northern Michigan University.

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Jonathan D. Rosen (Contributor)

Jonathan D. Rosen is a research scientist at Florida International University's Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy.Hanna S. Kassab is visiting assistant professor at Northern Michigan University.

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Creators

Contributor :
Ted Galen Carpenter
Contributor :
Lucía Dammert
Contributor :
Paul Rexton Kan
Contributor :
Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor
Editor :
Jonathan D. Rosen
Contributor :
Jonathan D. Rosen
Contributor :
Marlon Anatol
Contributor :
Emily D. Bello-Pardo
Contributor :
Mark Kirton
Contributor :
Randy Pestana
Contributor :
Christa L. Remington
Editor :
Hanna S. Kassab
Contributor :
Hanna S. Kassab
Contributor :
Bradford R. McGuinn
Contributor :
Roberto Zepeda Martínez
Contributor :
Dianne Williams
Contributor :
John Twichell
Contributor :
Adriana Beltrán
Contributor :
Marten Brienen
Contributor :
Eric Golnick
Contributor :
Adam Iscacson
Contributor :
Christine Zaino
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