Fragile States: Causes, Costs, and Responses

Hardcover | September 18, 2011

EditorWim Naude, Amelia U. Santos-paulino, Mark Mcgillivray

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Overcoming state fragility is one of the most important international development objectives of the 21st century. Many fragile states have turned into failed states, where millions of people are caught in deprivation and seemingly hopeless conditions. Fragile states lack the authority,legitimacy, and capacity that a modern state needs to advance the development of its peoples, and present deep challenges for the design and implementation of development policy. For instance, how is aid to be designed and delivered in a way that will help people in fragile states if theirgovernments lack capacity to absorb and use aid? And what can be done about adverse side-effects of fragile states on their neighbours and the global community, such as heightened insecurity, rising out-migration, displaced populations, and the destruction of natural resources? This book documents the far reaching global repercussions of state fragility and provides a timely contribution to the international discourse on three dimensions of fragile states: their causes, costs, and the responses required. It will appeal to scholars, policymakers, and donors who areconcerned about conflict and development. Its aim is to contribute to our understanding of how strong and accountable states can be fostered-states where government and civil society progressively advance human wellbeing, underpin households' resilience in the face of shocks, and form effectivepartnerships to maximize the benefits of development assistance.

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Overcoming state fragility is one of the most important international development objectives of the 21st century. Many fragile states have turned into failed states, where millions of people are caught in deprivation and seemingly hopeless conditions. Fragile states lack the authority,legitimacy, and capacity that a modern state needs ...

Wim Naude has been member of a number of international networks and advisory bodies including the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the Club de Madrid, and the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN). He has served on the Faculty of Brown University's International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) on technology entrep...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.86 inPublished:September 18, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Wim Naude, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino and Mark McGillivray: Fragile States: An OverviewPart I. Causes2. Mina Baliamoune-Lutz and Mark McGillivray: State Fragility: Concept and Measurement3. David Carment, Stewart Prest, and Yiagadeesen Samy: The Causes and Measurement of State Fragility4. Ghassan Dibeh: Resources, Conflict, and State Fragility: Iraq and SomaliaPart II. Costs5. Lisa Chauvet, Paul Collier, and Anke Hoeffler: The Cost of Failing States and the Limits to Sovereignty6. Sebnem Akkaya, Norbert Fiess, Bartlomiej Kaminski, and Gael Raballand: Fragility and Conflict in Palestine: The Costs of the Closures Regime on West Bank and Gaza7. Sumon Kumar Bhaumik, Ira N. Gang, and Myeong-Su Yun: Gender and Ethnicity in Fragile States: The Case of Post-Conflict KosovoPart III. Responses8. S. Mansoob Murshed and Philip Verwimp: Enforcing Peace Agreements in Fragile States through Commitment Technologies9. Mark McGillivray: Aid Allocation and Fragile States10. Sanjeev Gupta: Enhancing Effective Utilization of Aid in Fragile States