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Title: Post-Soviet de facto states, transnational organised crime and the problem of unrecognized sovereignty.
Authors: Dumienski, Zbigniew.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: The collapse of the Soviet Union and subsequent ethnic conflicts led to the creation of four largely unrecognized and isolated, yet de facto sovereign, political entities. Their emergence coincided with the rise of transnational organised crime with which they became involved. In contrast to popular assumptions, this dissertation argues that these post-Soviet de facto states are not inherently criminalized lawless territories. Their claims to independence are based on strong, historical, cultural and humanitarian arguments, as well as on the empirical qualifications for sovereign statehood. In this context, their relationship with transnational organised crime is, to a great extent, an unwanted result of their political unrecognition and economic isolation. Hence, any effective strategy aimed at combating transnational crime and ensuring stability in these regions, should be based on some form of political and economic engagement
Description: 48 p.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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