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Fragile States


Fragile States

Abstract: 

As part of the Quick Concept Series, Dr. John A. Stevenson of NSI, Inc, defines “fragile states” in the context of this effort. In situating fragile states as internationally recognized political units experiencing disorder, Dr. Stevenson briefly reviews the various conceptions of state strength, and then operationalizes the correlates of state fragility. In doing so, Dr. Stevenson highlights which factors of state fragility foreign powers can assist with without increasing disorder in fragile states. 

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Full Citation: 

Stevenson, John. 2019. "Fragile States." SMA Quick Concepts Series (May). https://nsiteam.com/sma-quick-concepts-series-fragile-states/

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John Stevenson
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