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Playing the Recognition Game: External Actors and De Facto States.

Caspersen, Nina (2009) Playing the Recognition Game: External Actors and De Facto States. The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs, 44 (4). pp. 47-60. ISSN 1751-9721

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Abstract

It is impossible to understand the creation and continued survival of de facto states without reference to external actors. External patrons provide vital support and the international system constrains and shapes these aspiring states. The relationship is, however, not one-sided, and these entities are not merely puppets. In fact external dependence creates significant dilemmas for de facto states: it undercuts their de facto independence and contradicts their strategy for gaining international recognition, thereby undermining their long-term sustainability. The dilemmas facing de facto states have been accentuated by the recent recognition of Kosovo, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: The International Spectator: Italian Journal of International Affairs
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 34119
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 02 Sep 2010 14:30
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:33
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34119

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