Author profile: Gizem Yurtseven

State Failure or State Formation? Neopatrimonialism and Its Limitations in Africa

Gizem Yurtseven • Jun 29 2021 • Essays

Value-laden concepts like Neo-Patrimonialism and State Failure used to describe African States should be replaced with a framework that emphasizes state formation.

Whose Statebuilding? Western Ideology at the Core of Statebuilding Operations

Gizem Yurtseven • Apr 1 2021 • Essays

Statebuilding is a challenging terrain in which Western normative vision of statehood and lack of local ownership contribute to its failure.

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