Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
This chapter reiterates the integral theme of the book – when states fail to provide an enabling environment for the pursuit of individual aspirations, situations become fragile not just due to weak political structures but due to absence of opportunities that make individuals economically empowered. The authors argue that relative deprivation or inability to exploit one’s potential vis-à-vis her/his counterparts is an important economic determinant of fragility that has thus far been given limited attention in conflict resolution debate. It finally puts forth a set of long-, medium-, and immediate-term policy recommendations to not only address fragility in J&K but more significantly set it moving on a course of stability and sustainability.
KeywordsJ&K Freedoms Fragility Relative deprivation Employability Economic growth
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