Fragile Peace: State Failure, Violence and Development in Crisis Regions

Debiel, Tobias and Klein, Axel (2002) Fragile Peace: State Failure, Violence and Development in Crisis Regions. Zed Books , 256 pp. ISBN 10: 184277171X . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Several regions of the world are characterized by persistent internal conflict and deeply rooted structures of violence. In this work. the contributors explore why domestic and international efforts to re-establish order, human security, democratic processes, and an economy capable of developing, are proving so difficult to achieve. They look at three regions in particular - the Caucasus, Central America and the Horn of Africa - and investigate the wider questions involved in state failure, the dynamics of economies geared to violence, the roles of outside actors and aid agencies in supporting reconstruction, and what effective judicial reform, decentralization and other changes may achieve. They are all concerned to encourage more effective action, processes and policies to help regions and countries to end, or recover from, endemic warfare and violence. Without such a transition, the prospects for their populations remain bleak and the flight of refugees to more secure and prosperous countries will continue.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: internal conflict, horn of africa, human security, democratic processes, state failure
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JX International law
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2010 12:46
Last Modified: 29 May 2014 08:33
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/24427 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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