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Point of AttackPreventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare$
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John Yoo

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199347735

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347735.001.0001

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Failed States

Failed States

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(p.159) 7 Failed States
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Point of Attack
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John Yoo

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347735.003.0007

Failed states may present the most difficult challenge to global stability in the coming century. U.S. and international policy mistakenly compounds the problem of ungoverned territory by opposing the decentralization of large nations into more compact, ethnically homogeneous units. Crisis bargaining theory shows how the great powers can help cure failed states by guaranteeing power-sharing agreements in war-torn countries.

Keywords:   Failed states, international stability, decentralization, crisis bargaining

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