The purpose of this chapter is to evaluate the CIFP governance index against small state performance along several dimensions including rule of law, human rights and economic efficiency factors not specified in our conflict/instability index. We do so first by evaluating aspects of governance, specifically democracy against questions of stability and conflict. We then specify some of the characteristics of governance of small states in order to lay out a framework for empirical analysis. Initial testing allows us to specify the correlates of governance of small states.

CIFP Small States, Resilience and Governance

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