Introduction: Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations

  title={Introduction: Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations},
  author={Jamie Levin and Joseph MacKay},
State consolidation has commonly been understood as depending on the coercive power of governments. Nomads are less easily coerced than settled populations and are difficult to track or otherwise administratively document, tax, or conscript. Nomads, therefore, undermine or stand outside of the core features of the modern international order. However, they also present a challenge to the legitimacy of the state. Nomadic societies are not just non-state actors. They are non-state political… 
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