Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies

Reconstructing our Understanding of State Legitimacy in Post-conflict States

Building on Local Perspectives

Authors: Dagher, Ruby

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  • The first book to focus on performance legitimacy in the context of conflict and post-conflict development
  • Provides an exploration of the non-exclusive nature of performance legitimacy and thus the current inadequacy of legitimacy indicators and measurements
  • Proposes a new approach for legitimacy, post-conflict institution-building and transition
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This book reassesses performance legitimacy in the context of statebuilding and identifies the paradox between state institution building and state legitimacy by looking at the interplay between state legitimacy and leaders’ legitimacy The author reviews the significant weaknesses associated with the current measures of state legitimacy and uses this to demonstrate the incompatibility of these measurements with the reality faced by conflict and post-conflict countries. The author uses the Performance Legitimacy Theory of Transition framework to demonstrate the potential legitimacy paths that post-conflict countries can embark on and proposes a new approach for building state legitimacy in post-conflict countries. The author also introduces new indicators to measure performance legitimacy that also reflect its non-exclusive nature. Essential reading for students and researchers of Peace and Conflict Studies and especially of post-conflict development, peacebuilding, statebuilding, intervention, and democracy promotion. Also accessible to policy makers.

About the authors

Ruby Dagher is an Adjunct Professor at the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She is also an international development consultant. She has worked in the private sector, the public sector, and academia.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Hardcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reconstructing our Understanding of State Legitimacy in Post-conflict States
Book Subtitle
Building on Local Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-67254-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-67254-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-67253-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 305
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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