Monday, March 27, 2017

FBSHApost@4 March 2017: A Failed State

Much had been discussed about a failed state. Without getting into an intellectual discourse of the subject in theory & practice, I just like to look at the simple dictionary definition:

  1. Oxford dictionary defines it as a country whose government is considered to have failed at some of its basic responsibilities, for example keeping the legal system working correctly, and providing public services; electricity, water, education, hospitals, etc.
  2. A definition by another dictionary: A nation in which the government has lost political authority and control and is unable to fulfil the basic responsibilities of a sovereign state. 
Thus it is important to be cautious about using such terminology.

Wallahu a'lam.

FBSHApost@4 March 2017

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