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This article examines the sources of authority of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) conducting peacebuilding independently of peace operations. Expanding Inis Claude’s notion of the two identities of the UN, the article suggests re-imagining the state/non-state divide in international organization by distinguishing between governmental and non-governmental sources of authority, rather than between different types of organizations. Similar to international non-governmental organizations, IGOs depend on moral and expert credibility as non-state sources of authority in peacebuilding. This reliance and the in-built pro-government bias curtail their ability to engage in transformative peacebuilding, rendering it likely that IGO interventions contribute to maintaining existing power imbalances.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jul 2020|
- International Organizations
- International Non-Governmental Organizations
- First and Second United Nations
- Intergovernmental organizations
- international non-governmental organizations
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POLINGO: The Politics of Legitimacy: Non-partisan global governance and networked INGO power in the global governance of post-war states
Bliesemann de Guevara, B. & Warnecke, A.
17 Sept 2018 → 31 Dec 2020
Project: Externally funded research