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The Appearance And Features Of The Absence Of Effective Government

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Public international law, political science, and sociology use different criteria to describe the appearance and features of the absence of effective government. A political-sociological analysis by Ingo Liebach ascribes five characteristics to the absence of effective government: collapse of the state order, armed internal conflicts, substantial violations of human rights and humanitarian crises, an endogenous character, and social fragmentation. In order to define the range of inquiry, it is necessary to clarify the difference between the notions of government in the establishment of a state and in an existing state. In international law, the definition of government in the establishment of a state is determined mainly through internal and external sovereignty. The effectiveness of government is, in fact, an extension of the principle of effectiveness in international law.

Keywords: effective government; human rights; humanitarian crises; political science; public international law

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