Journal Special Issue
Aid to Support Fragile States

The Challenge of Chronic Weakness

This special issue has its origins in work conducted under the Governance and Fragility theme of UNU-WIDER’s ReCom - Research and Communication on Foreign Aid programme (2011–13), and particularly the work on ‘Aid and Institution-building in Fragile States: Findings from Comparative Cases’. This set of studies in turn highlighted the value of additional work on the varieties of fragility, including ‘chronic’ versus ‘temporary’ fragility, and its implications for aid policy making – the focus of this special issue. Other case studies prepared under this project were published in a 2014 volume of the same name in the ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Varieties of fragility: Implications for aid
    Rachel M. Gisselquist
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  2. 2. Disaggregating state fragility: A method to establish a multidimensional empirical typology
    Jörn Grävingholt, Sebastian Ziaja and Merle Kreibaum
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  3. 3. Conceptualising state collapse: An institutionalist approach
    Daniel Lambach, Eva Johais and Markus Bayer
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  4. 4. Towards a theory of fragile state transitions: Evidence from Yemen, Bangladesh and Laos
    David Carment, Joe Landry and Yiagadeesen Samy
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  5. 5. Aid and state transition in Ghana and South Korea
    Jiyoung Kim
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  6. 6. Aid and policy preferences in oil-rich countries: comparing Indonesia and Nigeria
    Ahmad Helmy Fuady
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  7. 7. Development assistance and the lasting legacies of rebellion in Burundi and Rwanda
    Devon E. A. Curtis
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  8. 8. Aid, accountability and institution building in Ethiopia: The self-limiting nature of technocratic aid
    Berhanu Abegaz
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    More Working Paper | Aid, Accountability, and Institution-Building in Ethiopia
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