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Ungoverned Spaces


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Anne L. Clunan is an Associate Professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Post Graduate School. Harold A. Trinkunas is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School.


"In Ungoverned Spaces, Clunan and Trinkunas hit on a concept that subsumes diverse problems of power and authority in 21st-century governance ... This well-conceptualized volume includes chapters on a range of topics, including lawlessness in the slums of the developing world, struggles against global terrorism, nuclear trafficking, and money laundering. Contributors come from many disciplines (political science predominates) in the academy, government, and nongovernmental sector. This book will be of importance for collections specializing in political theory, international relations, urban and area studies, and security studies ... Recommended." - S. P. Duffy, CHOICE "In the provocative book Ungoverned Spaces, Anne L. Clunan and Harold A. Trinkunas challenge the popular vision of 'ungoverned spaces' as both an inaccurate and counterproductive descriptor for the physical and conceptual regions that exist under something other than firm state control ... Essays involving case studies - like the studies of Southern Lebanon, the Brazilian favelas, and the Pashtun tribes - provide vivid images to illustrate [the editors'] points ... Ungoverned Spaces is worth reading for the provocative questions it poses." - Colonel David F. DiMeo, Military Review "This is an excellent work, practically extraordinary. It opens a new subject for courses, gnaws at the assumptions of IR theory, and throws a spotlight on crucial policy areas. It poses new demands for a reconceptualization of theory, is adventuresomely interdisciplinary, unbound by usual conventions, and breaks down the walls between established disciplinary approaches." - I. William Zartman, Professor Emeritus, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

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