Improving the Prospects for Fragile Regions Through Effective Management: Conclusion



The preceding chapters have explored a variety of sources of fragility and their manifestations in regional context. As the chapters have described, regional fragility may be associated with such conditions as geography, the natural environment, natural resources, economic issues and characteristics, social and cultural factors, and political and administrative structures. However, as the cases presented in this book illustrate, while regions’ fragility may be linked to many different conditions, it is how effectively these conditions are managed that is critical to preventing their deterioration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International StudiesWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.The Brookings InstitutionWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.Regional Science Association of China at Peking UniversityBeijingChina

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