Regional Dimensions of State Failure

Over the past several years, the study of international security has seen a remarkable increase in engagement with two concepts state failure and regions. Yet, at the same time, both literatures have remained largely unconnected: state failure is primarily analysed at the level of the (nation-) state concerned, while analyses of regional, and by extension, international security consider state failure only as one among many factors, albeit an increasingly important one. This project seeks to investigate the conceptual and empirical links between the closely and dynamically related phenomena of state failure and regional security.