23/11/2016 - Examining the Impact of Civil Wars and Armed Non-State Actors on State Failure

Center for Security Studies and the Department of International Relations and European Studies cordially invite you to attend a public seminar on research methods by our postdoc fellow Dr. Huseyn Aliyev.

WHEN: Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 17:00-18:30

WHERE: MUP Strašnice building, Dubečská 900/10, Prague 10, Room no. 205

Free entry, no registration required. Further information: www.c4ss.cz

Research on failed states has thus far prioritized armed conflicts as one of the key causes of state failure. This seminar challenges that claim and posits that civil war incidence has limited impact on the transition from fragility to failure. Global quantitative analysis of state failure processes from 1995 to 2014 is employed to validate the hypothesis that although armed conflicts are widespread in failed states, civil violence does not lead to state failure and large numbers of failed states become engulfed by civil war only after the failure occurs.