Critiques and alternatives: development in contexts of fragility

Ware, Anthony 2014, Critiques and alternatives: development in contexts of fragility. In Ware, Anthony (ed), Development in difficult sociopolitical contexts: fragile, failed and pariah states, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, England, pp.297-321, doi: 10.1057/9781137347633.0023.

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Title Critiques and alternatives: development in contexts of fragility
Author(s) Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony
Title of book Development in difficult sociopolitical contexts: fragile, failed and pariah states
Editor(s) Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony
Publication date 2014
Series Rethinking International Development series
Chapter number 14
Total chapters 14
Start page 297
End page 321
Total pages 25
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication Basingstoke, England
Keyword(s) development principles
fragile states
failed states
pariah states
Summary The question of effective development in fragile contexts is increasingly significant, but as the literature and case studies throughout this volume have shown, the existing literature and principles for development effectiveness are built on a narrow conceptualisation of fragility. By exploring case studies that go well-beyond the ‘usual’ examples of ‘fragile states’, this volume has demonstrated that a much broader range of fragile contexts (set of causes and characteristics) exist, requiring a much more nuanced range of principles and approaches. This concluding chapter therefore summarises the key critiques of development theory and practice in fragile contexts found woven throughout the literature review and case studies, then offers tentative first steps towards more nuanced, context-specific recommendations for the roles of development actors, development approaches and modalities of interaction with structures and use of power in development, arranged according to thoughts around potential key drivers and characteristics of fragility, as illustrated by the case studies.
ISBN 9781137347626
Edition 1st
Language eng
DOI 10.1057/9781137347633.0023
Field of Research 160505 Economic Development Policy
160603 Comparative Government and Politics
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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