State Capacity, National Security, And Economic Crisis Of Latin America And The Caribbean Region

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State capacity generally be defined as a state 's ability to provide political (public) goods such as security, political process participation, infrastructure, education, public health, and sound economic management to persons living within designated borders. State capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean region has collectively increased as a result the region overcoming a long history of civil war, corrupt authoritarian rule, and economic stagnation. The region is mostly characterized by developing countries that have benefited from democratization and economic liberalization. However, the region still remains vulnerable to historical dire and stubborn internal threats such as corruption, organized crime, and poverty. These internal threats are the main drivers of international security in the region and therefore absorb most of the resources states in this region devote to their mutual survival and safety. Consequently, state capacity influences international security in Latin American and the Caribbean region because it serves as a barometer of a state 's ability to administer their resources to address threats across the spectrum of governance, security, and economics.
Governance performed by a strong state ensures participation by key members of society and transitions of power and ensures the state is seen as legitimate and operating on the basis of consent not coercion. With few exceptions, many of the countries in Latin American and the Caribbean region now…

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