Seth D. Kaplan is a professorial lecturer in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He teaches, writes, and consults on issues related to fragile states, governance, transitions, and development.
Kaplan is the author of Betrayed: Politics, Power, and Prosperity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), which examines ways to foster the political change and economic opportunity that will produce more inclusive societies and empower the poor. His book Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development (Praeger Security International, 2008) has been read widely by policymakers and academics from Brussels to Beijing.
Kaplan runs the website http://www.fragilestates.org/.
- 3 Tools for Turning Fragile States into Inclusive Societies (Commentary)
- What the World Bank Does Not Understand About "Doing Business" (Commentary)
- Social Covenants Must Precede Social Contracts (Commentary)
- Forecasting the Future of Countries (Innovations)
- How Academia Has Failed the Development Field (Commentary)
- Do Language Policies Contribute to Poverty and Underdevelopment? (Commentary)
- City Development States: Why Lagos Works Better than Nigeria (Innovations)
- Why a Focus on Inequality in Fragile States Is Wrong (Commentary)
- Do World Bank Country Classifications Hurt the Poor? (Innovations)
- What's Wrong with Diplomacy in Damascus (Commentary)
- Discard the Top-down Strategy in Somalia (Commentary)
- The Democratic Republic of Congo: Rethinking State Building (Policy Library)
- Fixing Fragile States (Audio)
- Saving the Congo (Innovations)
- Genuine Power Sharing (Commentary)
- A West African Union (Innovations)
Last Updated: May 27, 2014