from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lacking control or discipline
- adj. Lacking restraint
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not governed; having no government; anarchical.
- Not controlled; not subjected to government or law; not restrained or regulated; unmanaged; unbridled; licentious: as, ungoverned passions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking in discipline or control
- adj. not restrained or controlled
Sorry, no etymologies found.
NEWTON: The thing is, is that they're involved in what you call ungoverned spaces.
In Yemen, you're going to have continued so-called ungoverned spaces -- places where terrorists can operate.
There are certainly pirates of opportunity but increasingly more and more, especially in places like Somalia where the military would refer to as ungoverned spaces.
I think the idea of ungoverned spaces or little mini-gaps throughout the world is a better description of the world then the macro level old-core/new-core/gap description with standard PNM Theory.
Coming Anarchy has an interesting PNM Theory related post entitled Neo-Medievalism II that used historical examples and the idea of ungoverned spaces:
Even after government promises of more security following the discovery of a mass grave holding the remains of 72 Central and South American migrants last summer, also in San Fernando, Tamaulipas remains a state that experts describe as ungoverned - or simply failed.
With state collapse leading to the kind of ungoverned space in which groups like Al Qaeda thrive, Washington could look to state reform as a method of progress.
In that "ungoverned" region where terrorists have found yet another safe haven.
They are pushed and pulled around by fleeting desires, impulses and passions, but when one of them is being gratified, it gives rise to a spurious sense of expansiveness and "freedom," when in reality this kind of ungoverned desire is the opposite of freedom.
There are two key words here that I would like to challenge - "ungoverned" and
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