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dc.contributor.advisorMcFarland, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorVan Benthuysen, Johnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-24T18:33:23Z
dc.date.available2014-02-24T18:33:23Z
dc.date.created2013-12en_US
dc.date.issued2014-02-24
dc.date.submitted2013-12en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/11229
dc.description.abstractThis research focuses on the economic, political, and social relationships and interactions that constitute the contemporary international order and their effect on nation-state viability. The first four chapters outline the history and theory behind state development and international order from Seventeenth Century Europe to modern times. The argument advanced in these chapters is that Westphalian sovereignty along with economic and political liberalism eventually transformed themselves from novel policy innovations undertaken by a minority of European states into a normative and institutional incentive structure applicable to all. This is problematic for younger states because it fosters the expectation that developmental convergence via elections and open markets will be relatively quick and painless, certainly not the centuries long and often violent process that took place in Europe. The final chapters outline the contemporary failed state debate and identify its emphasis on the domestic arena of states as limiting and problematic. Chapters six, seven, and eight develop an international model of nation-state failure and implement an empirical analysis of nation-states from 1970 to 2002. The findings indicate that diplomatic relationships with major powers, ideological alignment with major powers, and economic and social interdependence bolsters the viability of most states. These international variables out perform domestic variables, like state legitimacy and capacity, in terms of significance, effect-size, and consistency across models. What is more, the empirical results raise serious doubts about the efficacy and appropriateness of democratic and free market reforms, in their current formulation, for state development and stability, particularly for younger less developed states.en_US
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dc.rightsCopyright 2013 John Van Benthuysenen_US
dc.subjectKeyword 1en_US
dc.subjectState Failureen_US
dc.subjectKeyword 2en_US
dc.subjectState Developmenten_US
dc.subjectKeyword 3en_US
dc.subjectInternational Orderen_US
dc.subjectKeyword 4en_US
dc.subjectInternational Anarchyen_US
dc.subjectKeyword 5en_US
dc.subjectRelational Hierarchyen_US
dc.titleManufacturing Leviathan: International Order, States, and Failed Statesen_US
thesis.degree.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Illinois at Chicagoen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePhD, Doctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcIntyre, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMoruzzi, Normaen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberTepe, Sultanen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberValeriano, Brandonen_US
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