publication . Article . 2017

International transitional administrations and the politics of authority building

Dominik Zaum;
Open Access English
  • Published: 02 Oct 2017
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
This article critically examines authority-building practices in the context of statebuilding through the lens of one particular form of external statebuilding interventions: international transitional administrations (ITAs), which are established by international organisations (mainly the UN) to exercise governmental functions over a territory, and in some cases to engage in the establishment or reform of political, administrative, and economic institutions. Drawing in particular on one ITA, the UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), the article aims to critically evaluate authority building as a framework for understanding the practices of stateb...
free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Law, Sociology, Legitimacy, Peacebuilding, Timor leste, Public administration, Politics
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