On hybrid political orders and emerging states: What is failing – states in the global south or research and politics in the West?

Boege, Volker, Brown, M. Anne, Clements, Kevin P. and Nolan, Anna (2009) On hybrid political orders and emerging states: What is failing – states in the global south or research and politics in the West?. Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation Dialogue Series, 8: 15-35.


Author Boege, Volker
Brown, M. Anne
Clements, Kevin P.
Nolan, Anna
Title On hybrid political orders and emerging states: What is failing – states in the global south or research and politics in the West?
Journal name Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation Dialogue Series
ISSN 1616-2544
Publication date 2009-04-09
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 8
Start page 15
End page 35
Total pages 21
Editor Martina Fischer
Beatrix Schmelzle
Place of publication Germany
Publisher Berghof Conflict Research
Language eng
Subject 16 Studies in Human Society
1606 Political Science
C1
Abstract This Berghof Handbook Dialogue will not present an additional compilation of definitions and/or theoretical approaches concerning failed, fragile or weak states, nor will it offer recipes or policy recommendations in a technical sense. Our intention is instead to present some food for thought on the general premises of these concepts and to point out dilemmas which mark the current discourse (and practice). The lead article asks poignantly whether it is the states (in the South)that are failing, or the analysis of research (undertaken mostly in the North) that is inadequate or incomplete. Given a situation where state-building efforts are more often than not designed by the North and introduced to the South, this question needs to be investigated. This implies critically and honestly identifying the potential, and limits, of external intervention.
Keyword State formation
Fragile states
Social resilience
Hybridity
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Additional Notes The publishers at the Berghof Research Center for Constructive Conflict Management, Berlin, Germany, provided permission for a link to this journal and the lead article to be available to open access in this repository. This article was first published as “On Hybrid Political Orders and Emerging States: State Formation in the Context of ‘Fragility’” in the Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation, Online Version, in October 2008.

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