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Meeting the challenges of crisis states

Putzel, James and Di John, Jonathan (2012) Meeting the challenges of crisis states. Crisis States Research Centre report. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 9780853284772

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This report sums up six years of research by the Crisis States Research Centre. Authors James Putzel and Jonathan Di John underline the fact that aid and other forms of external intervention need to be better directed in the so-called "fragile states" of the developing world. The authors argue that confusion permeates Western aid programmes in countries where states either face escalating violent challenges or are attempting reconstruction and state-building in the wake of war. The report, which includes country and city case studies in Africa, Asia and Latin America and analysis of regional conflict trends, looks into the drivers of violent conflict in the developing world and why some states and cities have fared better than others in avoiding large-scale violence or in rebuilding public and private organisations after war. It highlights policy-relevant findings under seven thematic chapters.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2012 The Authors
Divisions: International Development
Asia Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 14:22
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 13:20

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