State-building, Legitimacy and Development in Fragile Contexts

Péclard, Didier. (2012) State-building, Legitimacy and Development in Fragile Contexts. Bern.

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Many of the world’s poor live in “weak” or “fragile” states. Such states are perceived as a major obstacle to sustainable development and the fight against poverty. Supporting the development of strong and accountable states is seen as a crucial challenge for the  international community. After two decades dominated by neoliberal policy thinking, with the market seen as the driving force in economic and social development, the role of the state as a driver of development is now gaining fresh recognition. But while strong and accountable states are one precondition for sustainable development, what exactly is a “fragile” state remains unclear, and how to build strong states remains problematic.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Politikwissenschaft > Politikwissenschaft (Goetschel)
09 Associated Institutions > swisspeace foundation
09 Associated Institutions > swisspeace foundation > Statehood and Conflict (Péclard)
UniBasel Contributors:Péclard, Didier
Item Type:Working Paper
Publisher:NCCR North-South
Note:Series: Evidence for Policy Series, Global Edition ; No. 8 -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Discussion paper / Internet publication
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