T.B.M. Hollander's scientific contributions

Publications (6)

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.
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...

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... 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. ...
... Samples of the types of methodologies that could be used to explore the study questions are summarised at the end of this paper. It is against this background that a manual of field methodologies was developed simultaneously by Fafo/AIS (Bøås and Bjørkhaug 2009). This manual will be further tested by other teams working in the remaining five entry points for which the RFP has been re-issued, and finalised at the end of phase 1. ...