publication . Article . 2012

Everyday Legitimacy and International Administration: Global Governance and Local Legitimacy in Kosovo

Nicolas Lemay-Hébert;
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  • Published: 04 Jul 2012 Journal: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, volume 7, pages 87-104 (issn: 1750-2977, eissn: 1750-2985, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract International administrations are a very specific form of statebuilding. This article examines the limits illustrated by the experience in Kosovo. Here, the international administration faced the same requirements of any legitimate, liberal government, but without the checks and balances normally associated with liberal governance. Thus, the international administration was granted full authority and the power thereby associated, but without the legitimacy upon which the liberal social contract rests. The statebuilding agenda put forth came to be seen as more exogenous, reinforcing the delegitimization process. This article specifically addresses the in...
free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Law, JZ International relations, JA Political science (General), Legitimacy, Government, Social contract, Sociology, Corporate governance, Liberalism, Separation of powers, Global governance, Law and economics
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