Publication
Title
Capacity-building or capacity-taking? Legitimizing concepts in peace and development operations
Author
Abstract
This article critically analyses capacity-building and local ownership in the context of UN peace operations through interviews with UN staff and NGO representatives in Liberia and Burundi. The argument is that these concepts are left ambiguous and undefined to avoid accountability for peace operations while still functioning as value-adding and legitimizing discursive instruments for the latter. This article proves that the many paradoxes and contradictions surrounding the concepts clearly deter their operation in practice, while their positive connotations remain important, discursively, as legitimizing tools.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International peacekeeping. - London
Publication
London : 2009
ISSN
1353-3312
Volume/pages
16:3(2009), p. 337-351
ISI
000208120700002
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 15.12.2014
Last edited 17.09.2017