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Alternative Governance Structures in Megacities: Threats or Opportunities?

Title:
Alternative Governance Structures in Megacities: Threats or Opportunities?
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
Low stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01214-8
ISBN:
9781584877400
Description

Many cities are growing into “mega” land areas filled with complex terrain and populations where the U.S. military will undoubtedly have to engage. Often, states fail to provide basic services to some territories, leaving inhabitants disenfranchised. These gaps are then filled by social entrepreneurs, often ethnic or religious-based civil society groups—or even organized crime syndicates—who effectively identify niche needs in the marketplace and fill them more effectively than other competitors, including traditional state authorities. Leaders of these groups maintain control through various means, including: violence, coercion, and service provision; or through tribal, religious, or other cultural ties and structures.

In order to understand and predict the emergence of alternative governance, and to identify whether it represents a threat or opportunity to U.S. interests, we must develop a toolkit, which can be based on existing sources and analytic methods that only need to be expanded to the city level or weighted and appropriately applied. Such foreknowledge is a force multiplier for planning and operating in an urban environment, particularly one as dense as a megacity.

ITEM AVAILABLE DATE 12/09/16.

Audience

Military and Federal Leadership, students of military governance, veterans, active duty officers and senior enlisted personnel would find this reference informative.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$11.00
International Price:
$15.40
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, US Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute,
Author:
  • Chido, Diane E.
Year/Pages:
2016: 68 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Megacities
  • Cities
Weight:
0.3125
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
12/01/2016
Last Status Update:
12/07/2017
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