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What is an example of a country where the rule of law has faded out?

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asked Feb 11, 2013 by anonymous

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The only one I can think of is Somalia. But even there, once the government's law faded out, it was replaced by militia rule. So I don't know if that helps. I don't think any people in modern times have lived completely without some rule of law.
answered Feb 12, 2013 by wanderlust misfit (150 points)
It's the completely part that is important there, some tribal societies live almost independent of central government control and are only subject to the law in so much as when they defend themselves from the onslaught of things like logging and development they are suppressed by the state that promotes such activity.
somalia is hardly a place where law "faded".

james scott wrote The Art of Not Being Governed, which discusses modern examples as well as historic ones. also the wiki page on him is worth reading.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_C._Scott
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