How States Become Fragile: Relevancy of State Fragility and Climate Change

Sirui Zhang, Jiebin Chen, Hao-Ning Wu, Shiqi Ye, C.-H. Weng, R. Weerasinghe
2018 E3S Web of Conferences  
The objective of this article is to develop a main index that is capable of determining a state's fragility and simultaneously measuring the impact of climate change. Six indexes are defined including a dummy one, which are Political Conditions, Economic Conditions, Social Conditions, Demographic Factor, Public Security and State Unrest (dummy). Five non-dummy indexes are involved four sub-indexes respectively. The sum of these six indexes is reported as State Stability Index (SSI). Entropy
more » ... od and group decision making serve as weighting models to determine weights of sub-indexes and indexes respectively. A state's fragility is determined by State Fragility Index (SFI), which is the reciprocal of SSI. Five non-dummy indexes and SFI have their standards obtained by K-means, in order to determine whether a state is fragile, vulnerable or stable.
doi:10.1051/e3sconf/20185303013 fatcat:cnzxyew6kzglbcogh6gmhixivi