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The Rise of the Mezzanine Rulers: The New Frontier for International Law
Michael Crawford and Jami Miscik
Vol. 89, No. 6, The World Ahead (November/December 2010), pp. 123-132
Published by: Council on Foreign Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20788723
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Governments across the Middle East and South Asia are increasingly losing power to substate actors that are inserting themselves at a mezzanine level of rule between the government and the people. Western policymakers must address the problem systematically, at both a political and a legal level, rather than continue to pursue reactive and disjointed measures on a case-by-case basis.
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