Governance and Limited Statehood
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International Development Organizations and Fragile States

Law and Disorder

Authors: von Engelhardt, Marie

  • Takes a novel approach to demonstrate the political and legal significance of the 'fragile states' idea
  • Shifts the focus away from the controversial debate on what 'fragile states' are to the question of how they are perceived and responded to, including in legal terms
  • Adds to the existing legal scholarship by extending the scope of analysis from rare incidents of complete state collapse to the broader spectrum of limited statehood
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This book addresses a conundrum for the international development community: The law of development cooperation poses major constraints on delivering aid where it is needed most. The existence of a state with an effective government is a basic condition for the transfer of aid, making development cooperation with ‘fragile’ nations particularly challenging. The author explores how international organizations like the World Bank have responded by adopting formal and informal rules to engage specifically with countries with weak or no governments. Von Engelhardt provides a critical analysis of the discourse on fragile states and how it has shaped the policy decision-making of international organizations. By demonstrating how perceptions of fragility can have significant consequences both in practice and in law, the work challenges conventional research that dismisses state fragility as a phenomenon beyond law. It also argues that the legal parameters for effective global policy play a crucial role, and offers a fresh approach to a topic that is central to international security and development.


About the authors

Marie von Engelhardt has worked as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany. Previously, she was a consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland, and for the World Bank in Nairobi, Kenya, and Washington, USA. 



Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-15

    von Engelhardt, Marie

  • Fragile States: The Discrepancy Between Empirical and Juridical Statehood

    Pages 17-43

    von Engelhardt, Marie

  • Development Cooperation with Fragile States: From Discourse to Action

    Pages 45-78

    von Engelhardt, Marie

  • The Law of Development Cooperation: Interlude on the Nature of Rules and Substance of Analysis

    Pages 79-99

    von Engelhardt, Marie

  • The World Bank’s Rules for Engaging with Fragile States

    Pages 101-154

    von Engelhardt, Marie

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Development Organizations and Fragile States
Book Subtitle
Law and Disorder
Authors
Series Title
Governance and Limited Statehood
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62695-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62695-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62694-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87373-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 259
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