State Legitimacy in a Fragile Context

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Marc De Santis

An Anthropological Analysis of the Colombian Society

ISBN 978-3-643-80304-7
Band-Nr. 53
Jahr 2019
Seiten 552
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien/Freiburg Studies in Social Anthropology/


During the course of the last decades, the state experienced
a revival on the scene of international development as there
has been a growing acknowledgment amongst the international
development community that the state plays a key role in
enabling development in a specific society. Therefore, the
role of the state and especially the concept of
state-building have occupied a central place in the
development discourse. In that respect, a growing interest
has manifested itself in the discussion and analysis around
so-called „fragile states“. The author discussed the
development discourse around that state-building paradigm in
general and focuses through its field research in Colombia
specifically on the question of the state legitimacy in
so-called fragile contexts.

Marc De Santis is a development worker for
the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation currently
based in Ethiopia.