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Statebuilding and governance: the conundrums of legitimacy and local ownership

Zaum, D. ORCID: (2012) Statebuilding and governance: the conundrums of legitimacy and local ownership. In: Curtis, D. and Dzinesa, G. A. (eds.) Peacebuilding, Power and Politics in Africa. Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, USA, pp. 47-62. ISBN 780821420133

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The chapter explores the role of legitimacy in statebuilding. It first explores the concept of legitimacy and why it matters for successful statebuilding; it surveys how international statebilding efforts have tried to strengthen the legitimacy of post-conflict states; and examines the practices of local ownership in statebuilding, and how they relate to legitimation efforts.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Politics and International Relations
ID Code:30975
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Publisher:Ohio University Press

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