Fragile States as the New Development Agenda?

Published: 29 Jun 2017

As Europe struggles with the repercussions of violent conflict in the Middle East, North Africa and the Sahel, including high numbers of refugees attempting to enter Europe, the issue of fragile states is pushed to the top of European policy agendas. There are calls to do more – military interventions in different forms, but also humanitarian and development assistance. European countries seek to refocus their development aid towards stabilisation efforts in fragile states that send refugees their way. This trend is unfolding all over Europe, including the Nordic countries. What then could be the basis for a new development agenda for fragile states. Senior Research Fellow Morten Bøås adresses this in new debate article.

  • Published year: 2017
  • DOI: 10.1080/08039410.2017.1264737
  • Language: Engelsk
  • Pages: 149 - 154
  • Volume: 44
  • Booklet: 1
  • Journal: Forum for Development Studies