Second class states
Other Names: Government loss of leadership role in world affairs
Nature: States may become preoccupied at the lack of consideration accorded to their country in world affairs or to the erosion of any leadership role they may have held over some period. The risk of acquiring the reputation of a second class state may drive the government to extremes to acquire new status. Such extremes may include wastage of resources on prestige projects or the development of a high technology weapons capability.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET