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Title: Governance and Political Adaptation in Fragile States
Contributor(s): Lahai, John Idriss  (editor)orcid ; Von Strokirch, Karin  (editor)orcid ; Brasted, Howard  (editor)orcid ; Ware, Helen  (editor)
Publication Date: 2019
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-90749-9
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Abstract: The book examines the various ways that fragile states (or states with limited statehood) in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas have adopted, and adapted to, the processes of liberal political governance in their quests to address the problem of political fragility. It presents the stories of resilience in the political adaptation to Western liberal conceptions of governance. In addition to singular or comparative country case studies, this project also examines the interplay of culture, identities, and politics in the creation of people-centric governance reforms. Towards these ends, this volume sheds light on weak states' often constructive engagement in the promotion of state governance with a variety of political conditions, adverse or otherwise; and their ability to remain resilient despite the complex political, sociocultural, and economic challenges affecting them. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the authors aim to counter the noticeable shortcomings in the discursive representations of fragility, and to contribute a more balanced examination of the narratives about and impact of political adaption and governance in people's lives and experiences.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication: Cham, Switzerland
ISBN: 9783319907499
Fields of Research (FOR) 2008: 210302 Asian History
210310 Middle Eastern and African History
160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 430301 Asian history
430318 Middle Eastern and North African history
440899 Political science not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 940203 Political Systems
940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 230203 Political systems
280123 Expanding knowledge in human society
280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
HERDC Category Description: A3 Book - Edited
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School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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