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Hybrid Peace Ownership in Afghanistan: International Perspectives of Who Owns What and When
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
Folke Bernadotte Academy.
2012 (English)In: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, ISSN 1075-2846, Vol. 18, no 1, 105-119 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

What does local ownership actually entail in the context of an international peace operation supporting sustainable development and stability? Who should own what? Moreover, when should local ownership be introduced? Using the case of Afghanistan as a fruitful example, this article suggests that local ownership is key for understanding the interactions between international and local actors as it highlights the asymmetry of this power relation. In all three types of roles that the international actors can perform—intervenor, mentor, or facilitator—such an asymmetric power relation exists. For Afghanistan, the result of the different approaches to local ownership has been a complex form of hybrid peace ownership where the international actors have become intertwined in almost all aspects of Afghan life. As the international actors are decreasing their involvement by moving from the role of intervenor to the role of mentor, the sustainability of development and stability in Afghanistan will undoubtedly be put to a test.

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Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2012. Vol. 18, no 1, 105-119 p.
Keyword [en]
hybridity, governance, ownership, Afghanistan.
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-170527DOI: 10.5555/1075-2846-18.1.105ISI: 000300747100009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-170527DiVA: diva2:509258
Available from: 2012-03-12 Created: 2012-03-12 Last updated: 2012-03-20Bibliographically approved

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