Rebel governance in de facto states

  title={Rebel governance in de facto states},
  author={Adrian Florea},
  journal={European Journal of International Relations},
  pages={1004 - 1031}
  • A. Florea
  • Published 6 May 2020
  • Political Science
  • European Journal of International Relations
De facto states, such as Somaliland (Somalia), are unrecognized separatist enclaves that display characteristics of statehood but lack an international legal status. To acquire domestic and external legitimacy, these actors engage in a wide range of governance practices: they set up military and police forces; executive, legislative, and judicial branches; hospitals; schools; banks; or social security networks. In spite of the obvious gains that can be accrued through the establishment of a… 

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