Security, Development and the Fragile State: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Policy

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-25
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book reconceptualises the notions of state failure and fragility, to provide a new policy-relevant framework on these issues. In a wide-ranging treatment, drawing on large samples and case studies, the authors create an alternative model of the fragile state emphasizing the multidimensional, multifaceted nature of the "fragile state problematique".

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. viii
List of tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Policy analysis: contending and complementary approachesp. 20
A fragile states frameworkp. 76
The determinants and consequences of state fragility: an empirical assessmentp. 114
Assessing policy inputs: aid allocation and effectiveness in fragile states environmentsp. 138
Profiles of fragility for effective risk analysis and monitoringp. 158
Fragility relevance and impact assessmentp. 191
Conclusionp. 222
Notesp. 229
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 261
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