How to contact us

Our full postal address is:

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

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The Crisis States programme was launched in 2001 with a grant from the UK Department for International Development. It undertook its first phase of research from 2001 to 2005 and completed a second phase of research between 2006 and 2010. This second phase was based around three interlinked themes - Development as State-Making, Cities and Fragile States, and Regional Global Axes of Conflict.  More information on each research stream can be found by clicking on the links to the left.

Click here for definitions of the terms 'fragile', 'crisis' and 'failed' state, as used by the Crisis States Research Centre


A detailed proposal for Phase 2 of the programme here .


Further information on Phase 1 of the Centre's work here.