Rebel Governance in De Facto States: An Empirical Test

Birmingham, United Kingdom

18 March 2019

Dr Adrian Florea, who will deliver a talk entitled Rebel Governance in De Facto States: An Empirical Test at ICCS University of Birmingham. Date: Monday 18 March 2019, 14:30 - 16:00

Venue: Room 427, Muirhead Tower

 

Dr Florea is a Lecturer in International Relations in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow.  His research focuses on civil war, separatism, and rebel governance, and has appeared, or is forthcoming, in International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, International Studies Review, Perspectives on Politics, Political Studies, and Security Studies.

 

Dr Florea will look at De facto states, such as Somaliland (Somalia), and how they are unrecognized separatist enclaves that display many characteristics of statehood but lack an international legal status. To gain domestic and external legitimacy, these actors engage in a wide range of governance practices: they set up separate military and police forces, separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches, separate hospitals, schools, banks, or social security networks. Besides bolstering their legitimacy with local and foreign audiences, an extensive governance apparatus yields various payoffs: it facilitates recruitment and resource mobilization, signals commitment to local rule, helps the hegemonic rebel faction eliminate internal competitors and consolidate a violence monopoly, or contributes to the internationalization of the dispute… Read the rest of this abstract here - rebel-governance-in-de-facto-states.aspx


The seminar is free and for all to attend, please see the link below…

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/government-society/centres/iccs/events/index.aspx

 



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