Contested States in World Politics

Hardcover | June 15, 2009

byDeon Geldenhuys

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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.

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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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.72 × 5.61 × 1.01 inPublished:June 15, 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