Chapter 10 concludes the book with a summary of its key findings. The chapter begins by underscoring the importance of partially independent territories for the world’s finances, global security, geostrategic services, and international structure. While making use of a number of cases, the chapter revisits the point that PITs do not present a utopian outcome that is better than all other governmental alternatives. They nevertheless have significant advantages over sovereign states. The chapter ends with remarks on the future of PITs including a discussion of their continued emergence and their potential as a tool to address the disastrous outcomes of sovereign state failure.
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