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What are the preconditions for turnaround in failing states?

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This paper analyzes the preconditions for sustained policy turnarounds in failing states. Our dependent variable is the probability of the commencement of a turnaround that eventually becomes both sustained and substantial. We focus upon the explanatory variables of resource rents, education, and aid, distinguishing between finance and technical assistance. Overall, we find that these variables have significant and large effects on the duration of state failure. Appropriate donor intervention...

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10.1080/07388940802397475

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Journal:
Conflict Management and Peace Science
Volume:
25
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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URN:
uuid:27d2012b-0a5a-4146-9368-e769358fdc0c
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14230
Language:
English

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