Measuring Stateness, Ranking Political Orders: Indexes of state fragility and state failure

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dc.contributor.author BHUTA, Nehal
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-05T16:42:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-05T16:42:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.issn 1725-6739
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/24677
dc.description.abstract This paper examines two indexes of state failure and state fragility. It considers the wider historical context for the emergence of interest in state failure and state fragility, and examines attempts to define the concepts. After reflecting on the limitations and difficulties of various definitions, the paper scrutinizes two attempts to “measure” stateness by creating indexes of state failure and fragility. It argues that both indexes are flawed methodologically, and poses the question of why there nonetheless continues to be interest in quantifying the concepts despite the insurmountable problems of measurement. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EUI LAW en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2012/32 en
dc.subject state failure en
dc.subject state fragility en
dc.subject indexes en
dc.subject development en
dc.subject international law en
dc.subject international relations en
dc.title Measuring Stateness, Ranking Political Orders: Indexes of state fragility and state failure en
dc.type Working Paper en


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