Research Paper No . 2008 / 35 Resources and the Political Economy of State Fragility in Conflict States Iraq and Somalia


This paper studies state failure and governance in two conflict-states in the Middle East: Iraq and Somalia. Iraq is currently undergoing a social experiment under which a new form of government is being constructed after the passage of autocratic rule. The government envisaged is a consociational democratic state designed a priori as a political mechanism… (More)

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