This book explores ways in which foreign intervention and external rivalries can affect the institutionalization of governance in weak states. When sufficiently competitive, foreign rivalries in a weak state can actually foster the political centralization, territoriality, and autonomy associated with state sovereignty. This counterintuitive finding comes from studying the collective effects of foreign contestation over a weak state as informed b...
By Ja Ian Chong
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (May 1, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 3896475
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
Interesting read. Very extensive research provides a very different and thought provoking perspective. A must read for anyone interested in modern Chinese history and state making.