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UNU-WIDER Non-state Sovereign Entrepreneurs and Non-territorial Sovereign Organizations

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WP/09 Non-state Sovereign Entrepreneurs and Non-territorial Sovereign Organizations

We propose two new concepts, of non-state sovereign entrepreneurs and the non-territorial sovereign organizations they form, and relate them to issues pertaining to state sovereignty, governance failures, and violent social conflict over the appropriation of the powers that accrue to states in modern international law. The concepts deal with the rise of transboundary non-state actors, as they impinge on and aim to supplement or supersede certain powers of state actors. We provide examples to show that non-state sovereign entrepreneurs and their organizations already exist. We are interested in their potential role in conflict transformation.
Publisher:
UNU-WIDER
Series:
WIDER Working Paper
Volume:
2010/09
Title:
WP/09 Non-state Sovereign Entrepreneurs and Non-territorial Sovereign Organizations
Authors:
Jurgen Brauer and Robert Haywood
Publication date:
February 2010
ISBN 13 Web:
978-92-9230-244-3
Copyright holder:
© UNU-WIDER
Copyright year:
2010
Keywords:
entrepreneurship, non-state sovereign entrepreneur, non-state sovereign organization, non-governmental organization, conflict, war, civil war, violence, peace
JEL:
F53, F55, H80, K33
Project:
Promoting Entrepreneurial Capacity
Sponsor:
UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions to the project by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and the financial contributions to the research programme by the governments of Denmark (Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Finland (Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Sweden (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida) and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development).
Format:
online and printed copies

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