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    Quasi-States: Sovereignty, International Relations and the Third World (Cambridge Studies in International Relations (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Robert H. Jackson, Series edited by Steve Smith, Series edited by Thomas Biersteker, Series edited by Chris Brown, Series edited by Phil Cerny, Series edited by Alex Danchev, Series edited by Joseph M. Grieco, Series edited by John Groome, Series edited by Richard A. Higgott, Series edited by G. John Ikenberry

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    DescriptionIn this book, Professor Robert Jackson develops an original interpretation of Third World underdevelopment, explaining it in terms of international relations and law. He describes Third World countries as 'quasi-states', arguing that they are states in name only, demonstrating how international changes during the post-1945 period made it possible for many quasi-states to be created and to survive despite the fact that they are usually inefficient, illegitimate and domestically unstable.

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    Sovereignty, International Relations and the Third World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert H. Jackson, Series edited by Steve Smith, Series edited by Thomas Biersteker, Series edited by Chris Brown, Series edited by Phil Cerny, Series edited by Alex Danchev, Series edited by Joseph M. Grieco, Series edited by John Groome, Series edited by Richard A. Higgott, Series edited by G. John Ikenberry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521447836
    ISBN 10: 0521447836

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    Abridged Dewey: 327
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000
    DC22: 341.26
    BISAC V2.8: LAW051000
    DC20: 341.26
    LC classification: JX4041.J28 1990
    Thema V1.0: JPS
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    19 March 1993
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    Review quote
    'This is an important book which ought to be read by all scholars studying Third World states ... What Jackson does so well in this book is highlight the contradictory strands of theory and practice in world politics.' Politikon 'Robert Jackson has written a clever and subtle account of the incorporation of Third World countries, after decolonization, into the state system ... bringing the Third World into the theoretical mainstream and demonstrating that the normative superstructure of the state system is itself a potent source of Third World behaviour, both nationally and also domestically.' Journal of Modern Asian Studies 'Robert Jackson's illuminating study adds considerably to our understanding of the diverse and complex practices that are so often conflated as a simple claim to sovereignity. It is a major addition to a burgeoning literature that has begun to treat sovereignity as a multidimensional and strenuously contested puzzle rather than a simple fact of life.' R. B. J. Walker, Canadian Journal of Political Science
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. States and quasi-states; 2. A new sovereignty regime; 3. Sovereignty regimes in history; 4. Independence by right; 5. Sovereignty and development; 6. Sovereign rights versus development; 7. Quasi-states and international history; Conclusion.