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Surpassing the Sovereign State – The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories

David A. Rezvani

Abstract

This book will show that in region after region throughout the world partially independent territories (PITs)—including Hong Kong, Cayman Islands, Kurdistan, New Caledonia, and others—tend to be wealthier and more secure than their sovereign state counterparts. Often ignored because of their small size, lack of militaries, and divided powers, the PITs that produce these advantages are responsible for nearly one-fifth of global capital flows, serve as solutions for some of the world’s most intractable nationalistic disputes, and furnish important capabilities for sovereign states. The existence ... More

Keywords: partially independent territory, sovereign state, political union, sovereignty, PIT, independence, nationalistic disputes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688494
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688494.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David A. Rezvani, author
Teaches International Politics at Dartmouth College