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Whose Peace?: Local Ownership and United Nations Peacekeeping

Sarah B. K. von Billerbeck


Recent years have seen an increasing emphasis on local ownership in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping. Advocates assert that it boosts the legitimacy and sustainability of peacekeeping by helping to preserve the principles of self-determination and non-imposition in an activity that can contravene them. However, whether this assertion holds in practice has not been backed up by careful conceptual and empirical analysis. This book fills that gap by mapping the discourse, understandings, and operationalization of local ownership in UN peacekeeping, both from the perspective of the UN and local ac ... More

Keywords: Democratic Republic of Congo, legitimacy, local ownership, peacekeeping, self-determination, United Nations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198755708
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755708.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah B. K. von Billerbeck, author
Lecturer in International Relations, University of Reading