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The constitution of illicit orders

Subtitle:
Local reconfigurations of territory, authority, and institutions in global society
Abstract:

Within the context of a modern globalizing world, this thesis investigates governance in fragile areas where unconsolidated territorial-sovereign statehood offers niches for ‘illicit’ forms of social order to develop. Through recursive theoretical and empirical research rooted in the 'abductive' method of Pragmatism, the analysis has three overarching objectives: First, it offers a different conceptual approach by moving away from negative categorization of the phenomena, e.g. failed state...

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Clarendon Scholarship
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Peter J. Braam Scholarship
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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