Login

Brock, Lothar

Fragile States

Brock, Lothar - Fragile States, ebook

22,30€

Ebook, ePUB with Adobe DRM
ISBN: 9780745659510
DRM Restrictions

Printing60 pages with an additional page accrued every 13 hours, capped at 60 pages
Copy to clipboard5 excerpts

Today a billion people, including about 340 million of the world's extreme poor, are estimated to live in 'fragile states'. This group of low-income countries are often trapped in cycles of conflict and poverty, which make them acutely vulnerable to a range of shocks and crises.

This engaging book defines and clarifies what we mean by fragile states, examining their characteristics in relation to "weak" and "failed" states in the global system, and explaining their development from pre-colonial times to the present day. It explores the connections between fragile statehood and violent conflict, and analyses the limitations of outside intervention from international society. The complexities surrounding 'successes' such as Costa Rica and Botswana - countries which ought to be fragile, but which are not - are analysed alongside the more precarious cases of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan and Haiti.

Absorbing and authoritative, Fragile States will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of international relations, security studies and development.

Keywords: Global Politics, Security, international relations, statehood, peacekeeping, conflict, intervention

Author(s)
 
 
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
WCMW - War and Conflict in the Modern World
Page amount
200 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745659510
Printed ISBN
9780745649429

Similar titles