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What are the preconditions for turnaround in failing states?

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In this paper, we analyse 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. Among the explanatory variables we focus upon 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 int...

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Not peer reviewed
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IRD-DIAL, Paris
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
Publication date:
2007
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uuid:4c775574-cc18-483c-b8d8-b6bccf3624c4
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ora:1684

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