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dc.contributor.advisorSimons, Anna
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Christopher E.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:41:58Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:41:58Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4463
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractOver the last 350 years, nation-states have interacted via international norms and institutions that were nurtured under the principles of Westphalian nation-statehood. In the aftermath of the Second World War (1939-1945), the U.S.-led West created an international system based upon the interactions of developed nation-states. New nation-states formed in colonial lands when their European overseers departed. These new nation-states tried to adhere to the Westphalian ideals, but many of them were nation-state in name only. The controlling entities were not the nation-state's governing bodies; the controlling entities were the tribal societies beneath the surface. Great powers have continued to work with these hollow governments and/or tribal societies with little to no success. In order to achieve positive policy results, great powers must adjust their interactions and expectations when dealing with tribal societies and/or weak nation-states.en_US
dc.format.extentx, 41 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshImperialismen_US
dc.subject.lcshSocial controlen_US
dc.titleThe illusion of control great powers interacting with tribal societies and weak nation-statesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTucker, David
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc503078380
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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