(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Geographies of state failure and sophistication in maritime piracy hijackings

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, ETATS-UNIS


Analysis of hijacking incidents suggests that state failure is associated with less sophisticated attacks, while state weakness encourages more sophisticated attacks. Through case studies of the process by which pirates carry out their attacks in East Africa and Southeast Asia, the A. argues that it is the differences in political and economic landscapes that influence how pirates embed their operations across territory, and thus how they carry out their operations.


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 28, no4 [pp. 213-223]

Bibliographic references : 74 ref.

Collation : 2 fig., 4 tabl.



Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1016/j.polgeo.2009.05.006

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