Development in Difficult Sociopolitical Contexts

Fragile, Failed, Pariah

  • Anthony Ware

Part of the Rethinking International Development Series book series (RID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Theory and Themes, Complexity and Challenges

  3. Case Studies: Development in So-Called ‘Fragile States’, ‘Failed States’ and ‘Pariah States’

  4. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 321-334

About this book


This edited volume explores development in the so-called 'fragile', 'failed' and 'pariah' states. It examines the literature on both fragile states and their development, and offers eleven case studies on countries ranking in the 'very high alert' and 'very high warning' categories in the Fund for Peace Failed States Index.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony Ware
    • 1
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityAustralia

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