‘Failed states’ as colonial discourse

Monções: Revista de Relações Internacionais da UFGD

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Title ‘Failed states’ as colonial discourse
“Estados falidos” enquanto discurso colonial
 
Creator Toledo, Aureo
 
Subject failed states; U.S foreign policy; colonial discourse.
Estados falidos. Política externa dos EUA. Discurso colonial.
 
Description The article analyses the category of ‘failed states’ as presented in U.S foreign policy documents produced during George W. Bush’s administration (2001-2008) with the purpose of understanding how it was possible to conceive this situation as an event of domestic nature. The hypothesis is that through assumptions based upon rational choice institutionalism, the so-called state failure can be understood as resulting mainly from institutional problems, being judged in light of a Western model of economic and political development. It is an account similar to the idea of Colonial Discourse, as developed by Edward Said and Homi Bhabha, which describes the colonized as a degenerated population whose problems emerge from racial issues that justify conquest and the establishment of administrative systems of control.
O artigo analisa a categoria “estado falido” conforme apresentada nos documentos de política externa dos EUA durante o governo George W. Bush (2001-2009) com o objetivo de compreender como tal situação foi concebida como um evento de natureza essencialmente doméstica. A hipótese que orienta o trabalho é que mediante premissas do Institucionalismo da Escolha Racional, o dito fracasso estatal pode ser compreendido como decorrente de problemas eminentemente institucionais, sendo julgado à luz do desenvolvimento político e econômico ocidental. Como resultado, temos uma narrativa semelhante à ideia de Discurso Colonial, tal como desenvolvida por Edward Said e Homi Bhabha, que constrói o colonizado como população degenerada cujos problemas se originam de questões raciais e que justificam a conquista e o estabelecimento de sistemas administrativos para controle.Recebido em: agosto de 2019Aceito em: fevereiro de 2020
 
Publisher UFGD
 
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Date 2019-06-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Identifier http://ojs.ufgd.edu.br/index.php/moncoes/article/view/11534
10.30612/rmufgd.v8i15.11534
 
Source Monções: Revista de Relações Internacionais da UFGD; v. 8, n. 15 (2019): Dossiê Teoria das Relações Internacionais no Brasil; 165-192
2316-8323
 
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Relation http://ojs.ufgd.edu.br/index.php/moncoes/article/view/11534/5639
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