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Gefährliche Davids. Wie schwache Staaten ihre Nachbarn bedrohen

  • Daniel LambachEmail author
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Zusammenfassung

Seit einiger Zeit werden fragile und zerfallene Staaten als Bedrohung der internationalen Sicherheit angesehen. Dabei bleibt jedoch unklar, ob diese Staaten auch die Sicherheit ihrer Nachbarländer bedrohen. Während Ansätze aus der Realistischen Schule diese Frage eher verneinen, lässt sich auch eine gegenteilige Antwort geben, die in der Tendenz von Bürgerkriegen zur geographischen Ausweitung eine Gefahr für die Region sieht. Der Artikel kontrastiert diese beiden Perspektiven und entwickelt daraus Hypothesen, wie sich Staaten in der Nachbarschaft eines fragilen Staates diesem gegenüber verhalten werden.

Schlüsselwörter

Staatszerfall Sicherheitstheorie Regionale Sicherheit Konflikteskalation 

Dangerous Davids. How weak states threaten their neighbors

Abstract

For some time, fragile and failed states are presented as threats to international security. What remains unclear is whether these states also represent a threat to the security of their immediate neighbors. While the Realist School would tend to answer this question in the negative, an alternative viewpoint can plausibly be constructed by reference to the tendency of civil wars to spill across borders. This article contrast these two perspectives and develops hypotheses about the behavior of states that are in the vicinity of a fragile state.

Keywords

Failed states Security theory Regional security Conflict spillover 

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  1. 1.Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF)Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus DuisburgDuisburgDeutschland

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