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The cost of failing states and the limits to sovereignty

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In this paper, we estimate the costs of state failure, both for the failing state itself and for its neighbours. In our analysis, the cost of failure arises from two distinct sources: organized violence due to the incapacity of the state to ensure its own citizens’ security and low quality of regulation and public goods due to poor governance. To estimate the cost of failure, we proceed in two steps. First we estimate the annual loss of growth induced by state failure. Then we cumulate this l...

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Not peer reviewed
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IDR-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
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Centre for the Study of African Economies
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Economics
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Publisher:
World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) Publisher's website
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WIDER Research Paper
Publication date:
2007-01-01
ISSN:
1810-2611
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uuid:cf2d4e7d-00f1-4663-a5d5-5ff7288bd3ed
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ora:1681

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