The Problematics of Defining Small States
What is it about?
The concept of small states has seldom been challenged in science, because of refusal to accept the possibility of grouping the characteristics of a dynamic world, such as states, into categories. The variability of quantitative and qualitative criteria that have been applied in defining small states open up possibilities of combining two or more criteria, giving us various definitions of small states.
Why is it important?
Small states comprise between one half and two thirds of all the world's states. Small island states comprise more than half of all small states in the World. Regardless of their differences, several attributes can be identified that are common to the small states.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor Petar Kurecic