Displacement crises, fragile states and development cooperation: why governance support is needed to reduce reasons to flee

Grävingholt, Jörn
External Publications (2022)

in: Hans-Joachim Preuß / Christoph Beier / Dirk Messner (Hrsg.), Forced displacement and migration: approaches and programmes of international cooperation, Wiesbaden: Springer, 41-53

ISBN: 978-3-658-32902-0
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-32902-0_3

When people flee their country, this usually indicates that their government has given up on parts of its population. In order to prevent displacement crises, this kind of state fragility needs to be countered. Fragility is a governance failure that cannot be overcome without transforming political institutions. Development cooperation must be geared towards addressing state fragility more comprehensively, with governance support playing a key role in this context.

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Grävingholt, Jörn

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