Contested States in World Politics by D. GeldenhuysContested States in World Politics by D. Geldenhuys

Contested States in World Politics

byD. Geldenhuys

Hardcover | April 22, 2009

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This book investigates a phenomenon in world politics that is largely overlooked by scholars, namely entities lacking international recognition of their status as independent states. It includes case studies on the Eurasian Quartet, Kosovo, Somaliland, Palestine, Northern Cyprus, Western Sahara and Taiwan.
DEON GELDENHUYS is Professor of Politics at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Specializing in International Relations, he has published several books, including Deviant Conduct in World Politics.
Title:Contested States in World PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:295 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.01 inPublished:April 22, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230575528

ISBN - 13:9780230575523

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES Confirmed versus Contested States Origins of Contested Statehood Alternative Destinations for Contested States PART II: CASE STUDIES The Eurasian Quartet Kosovo Somaliland Palestine Northern Cyprus Western Sahara Taiwan Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'Deon Geldenhuys has written a thorough and engaging treatment of this neglected aspect of world politics. Drawing from his wealth of knowledge in this area, Geldenhuys provides us with the requisite analytical tools and necessary historical depth to make sense of contested statehood, its impact and prospects.' - Chris Alden, London School of Economics, UK'This book by Deon Geldenhuys, one of South Africa's best-known professors of international politics, examines a little-studied but important phenomenon in world politics: the 'wannabe state' those self-proclaimed entities that operate like states. This book provides an excellent examination of how and why contested states always have the potential to inflame international tensions.' - Kim Richard Nossal, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada