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Crisis States Research Network
Department of International Development
London School of Economics
Houghton Street,
London WC2A 2AE

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Crisis States Research Network


 (J.Putzel and J. DiJohn, 2012)

Executive Summary of the Report

'Meeting the Challenges of Crisis States' sums up the wide-ranging research undertaken by the Crisis States Research Programme and highlights key policy messages.  The report was formally launched on 1 October 2012 and featured in The Guardian on 3 October 2012.


The Crisis States Research Network is based at the LSE Department of International Development.  It has grown out of the work of the Crisis States Research Centre, which was a project undertaking interdisciplinary research into processes of war, state collapse and reconstruction in fragile states, under the directorship of Prof James Putzel. Between 2001 and 2010 the Centre carried out a comparative research programme into the ways in which war and violent conflict affect the future possibilities for state building and development.  This programme was a collaboration with partners in several overseas research institutes and universities and was undertaken under three broad themes:  Development as State-making, Cities and Fragile States, and Global and Regional Axes of Conflict.   More details of each research theme and the associated research papers and other outputs can be found on the Research pages and the Publications pages.

Policy recommendations and overview papers from the programme can be found on the Policy pages.

Details of public events in Phase One (2001-2005) and Phase Two (2005-2010).

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