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Author Isachenko, Daria

Title The making of informal states : statebuilding in Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria / by Daria Isachenko
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 208 pages)
Series Rethinking peace and conflict studies
Rethinking peace and conflict studies.
Contents Introduction -- The State Riddle -- Setting Up a State -- Symbolic Statebuilding -- Economic Reproduction and Political Implications -- Informal States and (Inter)national Communities -- Conclusions
Summary In a detailed study of the methods of statebuilding as practiced by informal states, Daria Isachenko focuses on Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria, which due to their unrecognized status occupy a politically ambiguous space within the international community, often labelled as de facto states or even weak states. This book investigates how they function under circumstances of non-recognition, using insights from political sociology to provide a conceptual framework capable of analysing the making and development of informal states. Tracing the historical trajectories of Northern Cyprus and Transdniestria towards unilateral declarations of independence, chapters explore the symbolic and economic dimensions of their statebuilding projects. Particular emphasis is placed on the effects of external support on the internal statebuilding process, challenging the assumption that these informal states are mere geopolitical pawns of their sponsors. The author instead argues that they are far from being isolated, but are active participants in international politics
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Subject Nation-building -- Case studies
Sovereignty -- Case studies
International relations -- Case studies
Regional government policies.
Constitution: government & the state.
International relations.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- National.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- Comparative.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Regional Planning.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Politics and Government.
Diplomatic relations.
International law.
International relations.
Politics and government.
Cyprus, Northern -- Politics and government
Cyprus, Northern -- Foreign relations
Cyprus, Northern -- International status
Dniester Moldovan Republic -- Politics and government
Dniester Moldovan Republic -- Foreign relations
Dniester Moldovan Republic -- International status
Northern Cyprus.
Europe -- Dniester Moldovan Republic.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230392069