1) Loss of physical control of its territory, or of the monopoly on the legitimate use of physical force therein,
2) Erosion of legitimate authority to make collective decisions,
3) An inability to provide reasonable public services, and
4) An inability to interact with other states as a full member of the international community.
|Source: Fund for Peace and Foreign Policy 2010|
The following are just two of the writers that have addressed this question in our newspapers.
Benjamin Santos: "?Honduras: Estado Fallido?" http://www.latribuna.hn/web2.0/?p=121114 and Octavio Pineda Espinoza: "Convirtiendo a Honduras en un Estado fallido a propósito" http://www.latribuna.hn/web2.0/?p=189620