State Failure in Yemen

I’ve been a bit preoccupied lately with grading for my summer class and prepping my fall class, but I ran across this article describing the difficult political circumstances that currently exist in Yemen.  It’s interesting in itself, but I thought it was especially pertinent to this class since many of us are about to begin Dr. Wedeman’s course on state failure.  The descriptions of how the Yemeni government stays in power are strongly reminiscent of BdM et al., and also of Migdal’s “Strong Societies, Weak States.” It’s worth a read.

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About Jake Wobig

I teach international relations and comparative politics at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina
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