Failed State – has lost of physical control of its territory, ability to provide reasonable public services, &/or having an erosion of legitimate authority

failed state:

A state that does not or cannot meet or maintain some of the basic social, economic, or political conditions and responsibilities of a sovereign government.  *  Some attributes of a failed state include the loss of physical control of its territory, an inability to provide reasonable public services, and the erosion of legitimate authority.


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4


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