POL 105 Kiracofe Reader 5

Reader Ch 5; Failed States
Rotberg (Failed States in World of Terror)
Failed States are characterized by poor govt & corrupt leaders who can no longer provide citizens w/ military, social, or economic services or maintain public order.
Solns: requires outsiders to setup these necessities until stable
Weinstein (Africa's Revolutionary Deficit)
In order to prevent failed states, internatl community needs to make rebellion/civil war more costly
Kaplan (Coming Anarchy)
Predicts a future of giant cities bc of increased failed states and decline of nation-states
Lacey (UN Troops Fight Haiti's Gangs 1 Battered St at a Time)
Haiti requires external efforts to prevent failure bc there is inadequate justice system and funding to deal w/ gangs
McCarthy (10th Circle)
Terrible lifestyle in post-collapsed Baghdad includes regular car bombings, hindrance of public prayer, schools are not safe, etc