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Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts? Assessing "Whole of Government" Approaches to Fragile States

Stewart Patrick and Kaysie Brown
Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts? Assessing "Whole of Government" Approaches to Fragile States
ISBN: 978-0-937722-98-5
$16.95
2007/157 pages
Distributed for the International Peace Institute

"Does an excellent job of reviewing how Western democracies are dealing with the challenge of fragile states.... It is one of the few [studies] that has the analytical rigor, depth of insight, and full understanding of the interdepartmental and interdisciplinary approaches needed to address the issues: a fine accomplishment full of needed candor and practical recommendations."—Andrew Natsios, former Administrator, USAID

DESCRIPTION

With fragile states representing both a core development challenge and a source of major threats to international security, the search for strategies to assist the recovery of failing and war-torn countries has been high on the agendas of donor countries. Stewart Patrick and Kaysie Brown candidly assess efforts to bring together diplomatic, defense, and development instruments—the so-called 3Ds of "whole of government strategies"—made by seven major donor countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stewart Patrick is senior fellow and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Kaysie Brown is program associate at the Center for Global Development.