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Analysing donor conceptualisations of state fragility

Shields, R; Paulson, J; (2019) Analysing donor conceptualisations of state fragility. Education and Conflict Review , 2 pp. 20-27. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper analyses how international development organisations conceptualise and operationalise the concept of state fragility. We identify two principal dimensions within donors’ definitions of state fragility: one distinguishes between a focus on development outcomes such as poverty reduction and the legitimacy of the government while the other differentiates conflict and security from the capacity of the state.

Type: Article
Title: Analysing donor conceptualisations of state fragility
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
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Language: English
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Keywords: State fragility, Education, Measurement, Multi-dimensional scaling
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10081579
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