Fragile States and Insecure People?

Violence, Security, and Statehood in the Twenty-First Century

  • Editors
  • Louise Andersen
  • Bjørn Møller
  • Finn Stepputat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. State Fragility and Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Finn Stepputat, Louise Andersen, Bjørn Møller
      Pages 3-20
  3. Security Beyond the State

  4. Reforming Security Forces

  5. Policy Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Eric Scheye, Louise Andersen
      Pages 227-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-260

About this book


This book provides a unique account of the pursuit of security at the edge of the global order. It sheds light on reform of state police and armed forces, and analyses the alternative security structures that emerge in the absence of the state. This book remains open-minded as to which 'model' for security is better.


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