Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

Devin Stewart Interviews Seth Kaplan on “Fixing Fragile States”

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The core theme is this idea of social cohesion and of what the most appropriate institutions are that might make states work better. I talk a lot about how, for a country to become stable and to develop strong governance and to move forward, it’s very important that the country uses governing structures and state institutions that might best take advantage of that country’s social-political conditions and promote and leverage social cohesion. If there is one term I would narrow my book down to, it would be this idea of “social cohesion.”

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