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|Title||Neotrusteeship and the Problem of Weak States|
|Description||"It may be that de facto states or statelike organizations will eventually emerge out of anarchy without the involvement of major powers or international institutions. But the local and international costs and risks of such "natural" processes of state formation can be very high in a world with open borders, weapons of mass destruction, and no internationally legitimate means for redrawing state boundaries. Major powers and international organizations will have little choice but to involve themselves in state building. It makes sense, then, to construct new institutions and operating procedures that will be effective and fair in dealing with the challenges posed by collapsed states. The current, ad hoc and underrationalized arrangements ought to be reformed in the direction of neotrusteeship.|
|Authors / Editors||Laitin, David D.; Fearon, James D.|
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