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Der Staat und sein Schatten : zur Institutionalisierung hybrider Staatlichkeit im Süd-Kaukasus

The state and its shadow : institutionalisation of hybrid states in the southern Caucasus region

  • This article looks at contemporary Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan and addresses the question of how these states, which suffer from considerable institutional weaknesses, nevertheless retain the ability to control key aspects of statehood, first of all security and a measure of central authority. It is argued that these states invest only in selected aspects of statehood. The needed resources are mobilized by a system of informal taxes, which are then invested in certain selected core functions of statehood. This form of state depends on both formal and informal institutions, which are mutually supportive.

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Author:Jan Koehler, Christoph Zürcher
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:2004
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2010/09/20
Tag:Armenien; Aserbaidschan; Georgien; Staatsaufbau; Wechsel
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; state-building; transition
Source:WeltTrends - Zeitschrift für Internationale Politik, 45 (2004), S. 84 - 96
Organizational units:Extern / WeltTrends e.V. Potsdam
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 32 Politikwissenschaft / 320 Politikwissenschaft
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Zeitschriften / WeltTrends : Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, ISSN 0944-8101 / Von Dynastien und Demokratien 45 (2004)
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Notes extern:
In Printform erschienen bei WeltTrends e.V.:

Von Dynastien und Demokratien. - Potsdam : Welt-Trends, 2004. - 190 S. - (Welttrends; 12.2004, 45)
ISSN 0944-8101
ISBN 3-937786-21-X
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