Governance and Society
Countries with collapsed governance – so-called failed states – are common targets of international interventions. Not only do failed states impose enormous suffering on their own populations, often necessitating humanitarian aid and other forms of intervention, but they also constitute a key threat to world security. The National Security Strategy of the United States of America states, in fact, that we are now “threatened less by conquering states than we are by failing ones” (NSC 2002).
KeywordsEffective Governance International Assistance Capacity Investment Government Capacity National Security Strategy
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