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Fragile States And Development Policy

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  • Timothy Besley
  • Torsten Persson

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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 frame-work for analyzing fragile states and applies it to a variety of development policies in different types of states.9076:
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  • Timothy Besley & Torsten Persson, 2011. "Fragile States And Development Policy," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 9(3), pages 371-398, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jeurec:v:9:y:2011:i:3:p:371-398
    DOI: j.1542-4774.2011.01022.x
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