State Fragility and Violent Conflict
Fragile states constitute an enormous challenge for major international tasks such as the reduction of global poverty, the management of global public goods – as for the establishment of democratic statehood. State fragility frequently comes along with physical violence that affects large sections of the population. At the same time, fragile states and countries in violent conflict are increasingly perceived as a security threat for the societies in OECD countries. As a consequence, development cooperation with and in these states seems more than warranted on the one hand – while on the other being faced with particular difficulties of programming, implementation and impact evaluation.
State fragility can be conceived of as a multi-dimensional problem that combines three basic elements in a variety of constellations: ineffective state capacity, uncontrolled violence, and deficient legitimacy. Accordingly, the Institute’s analyses start from distinguishing different “types” of fragility contexts.
Within the issue area of “State Fragility and Violent Conflict” the work concentrates on two lines of research:
• Causes and consequences of fragility, and how to overcome it
• Donor strategies and donor coordination for dealing with state fragility
Head of Department "Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation"
Head of department
Senior Researcher and Head of the Postgraduate Training Programme
- An empirical typology of state fragility
- Promoting food security in rural Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of agricultural intensification, social security and results-oriented approaches
- Reducing root causes of forced displacement and managing migration
- Stability and Development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
- Supporting Sustainable Peace
- What is democracy’s value? The Influence of Values on the Effectiveness of Democracy Promotion
From debating social justice to proposed solutions - 10 years of the Managing Global Governance programmeCrncic, Zeljko
The Current Column of 20 November 2017
Externe Publikationen of 17 November 2017
Policy options for improving drought resilience and its implication for food security: the cases of Ethiopia and KenyaDuguma, Mesay K. / Michael Brüntrup / Daniel Tsegai
Externe Publikationen of 16 November 2017