Louise Anten's scientific contributions

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Technical Report
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This working paper is one of the first in a series of papers on fragile states, produced jointly by the five Working Groups which are part of the Knowledge Network Peace, Security and Development in Fragile States2. The purpose of this working paper is to identify the common denominator in different definitions, to review the discourse on fragile s...
Technical Report
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This internal working paper is focusing on the academic and policy related debates surrounding the policy term 'Fragile States'. It is a critical analysis of the challenges and shortcomings within the concept and it offers alternative ways of looking at fragile statehood.

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... Child protection in fragile contexts is gaining momentum and has become progressively crucial to global development and security discussions (Ali et al., 2014;Cannent et al., 2010). Fragility is a development challenge globally due to its links with multiple and complex inequalities (Anten et al., 2012;Sweetman & Rowlands, 2016). The impact of the coronavirus on fragile states or those at risk of fragility and within conflict, humanitarianemer gency contexts has been recently highlighted (Wagner & Hoang, 2020). ...
... La justicia puede ser vista como penosa e incluso inconveniente, pero en todo caso como una alternativa mejor que la impunidad. 5 4 En todo caso, es necesario señalar que la construcción de la paz y la sanción a los responsables de graves violaciones a los derechos humanos o al derecho internacional humanitario no deben ser miradas como actividades contradictorias, pues si bien la sanción penal puede afectar un compromiso de estabilización de corto plazo, sí cumple una función importante en la construcción de la legitimidad estatal en el largo plazo (Anten, 2009(Anten, , 2009a. Las concesiones a corto plazo pueden afectar la efectividad del derecho penal internacional y enviar el mensaje errado de que este tipo de conductas graves no serán sancionadas. ...
... Some dozen non-state armed forces emerged during this time. Many of these were organized along ethnic lines and, exploiting local tensions and animosities, incited significant sections of the local population to violence (UNSC, 2002;Anten, 2010). While the most intense period of conflict was from 1999 to 2007, violence resurged in Bunia in 2012 and violence and unrest continue in South Irumu territory at the time of writing (see also OCHA, 2014). ...
... Studies about governance measurement are abundant. This paper follows the approach proposed by scholars such as Freyburg et al. (2009), Anten (2009), andEhler (2003) to determine that effectiveness of governance means to analyse whether the objective of governance is fulfilled by measuring the outcomes perceived by final users (see Sect. 2 for the justification). This is the so-called outcome-oriented approach which allows to show the effectiveness of the governance (Heinrich, 2002). ...
... The 2000s also saw capacity development become intertwined with issues of conflict and security. Rising concern about failed or fragile states and ungoverned spaces recast state capacity as an instrument to maintain national and international peace (and prevent spill-over of the effects of conflict to other countries) (van Overbeek et al., 2009). Underdevelopment, conflict and terrorism came to be associated with an absence of state governance (Boege et al., 2009) The more recent focus on conflict and fragility as a middleincome-country phenomenon, as opposed to something solely affecting the 'bottom billion' (Collier, 2007), is now challenging ideas about state-building and capacity development. ...