Mashreq – What role can local governments play in fragile or crisis-striken states (2015)

12 November 2015

Taking the case of the Syrian crisis and the refugee flows it has given rise to, this study examines the role of local governance in crisis stricken areas and fragile States.

It is the outcome of work carried out over the past 17 years within Cités Unies France (CUF), a network which has served to facilitate and coordinate international actions for French local authorities for over 40 years. CUF has often been witness to the hardships experienced by local authorities in times of natural disaster, civil war and, more generally, when the State is absent.


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