Fragile and failed states: Critical perspectives on conceptual hybrids

  title={Fragile and failed states: Critical perspectives on conceptual hybrids},
  author={Olivier Nay},
  journal={International Political Science Review},
  pages={326 - 341}
  • Olivier Nay
  • Published 8 March 2013
  • Sociology
  • International Political Science Review
Over the last decade, Western government agencies and international organizations have increasingly turned their attention to the issue of state ‘fragility’ and ‘failure’ in developing countries that are confronted with war, violence and extreme poverty. They have presented this issue as a major international policy challenge in the fields of security and development assistance. Policy analysts and scholars have also played an instrumental role in the dissemination and legitimization of the two… Expand
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