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Trouble Spots: Projects, Bandits and State Fragmentation

Sampson, Steven LU (2003) In Globalization, the State and Violence p.309-342
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.
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mafia, globalization, civil society, social anthropology, state formation, project society, NGOs, Balkans
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Globalization, the State and Violence
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Friedman, Jonathan and
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309 - 342
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AltaMira Press
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0759102813
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English
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  author       = {Sampson, Steven},
  editor       = {Friedman, Jonathan},
  isbn         = {0759102813},
  keyword      = {mafia,globalization,civil society,social anthropology,state formation,project society,NGOs,Balkans},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {309--342},
  publisher    = {AltaMira Press},
  series       = {Globalization, the State and Violence},
  title        = {Trouble Spots: Projects, Bandits and State Fragmentation},
  year         = {2003},
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