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Fragile States and Development Policy

Torsten Persson () and Timothy Besley

No 8285, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers

Abstract: It is widely recognized that fragile states are key symptoms of under-development in many parts of the world. Such states are incapable of delivering basic services to their citizens and political violence is commonplace. As of yet, mainstream development economics has not dealt in any systematic way with such concerns and the implications for development assistance. This paper puts forward a framework for analyzing fragile states and applies it to a variety of development policies in different types of states.

Keywords: State fragility; Development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O10 O19 P45 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-03
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev, nep-lam and nep-pke
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