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

e:  csp <at>|


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|.