Trouble Spots: Projects, Bandits and State Fragmentation

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Abstract

This article discusses new configurations of power when global forces interact with local societies in transition. In particular, it deals with the project society of humanitarian aid, and the warlord/mafia formations beyond the reach of the new states. Examples come from the Balkans, where there is interaction between the new class of project elites managing foreign assistance, the local political elites, and the local warlords/bandits. Globalization is not weakening these states, it is constituting them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobalization, the State and Violence
EditorsJonathan Friedman
PublisherAltaMira Press
Pages309-342
ISBN (Print)0759102813
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

author's contact: steven.sampson@soc.Lu.se

details about the book, see http://www.altamirapress.com/Catalog/SingleBook.shtml?command=Search&db=^DB/CATALOG.db&eqSKUdata=0759102813&thepassedurl=[thepassedurl]

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Social Anthropology

Keywords

  • mafia
  • globalization
  • civil society
  • social anthropology
  • state formation
  • project society
  • NGOs
  • Balkans

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