Feral Cities Pirate Havens

Frick, Matthew M.
December 2008
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Dec2008, Vol. 134 Issue 12, p40
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on feral cities as possible havens for pirates. According to Richard J. Norton, feral city is a city that remains a functioning actor in international system in spite of the state government's loss of ability to maintain the rule of law in it. It explores several pirate havens including Port Royal in Jamaica, Ranter Bay in Madagascar, and Canton in China. The similarities between feral cities and pirate havens of history concern the economic and individual security issues.


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