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Transnational think tanks: foot soldiers in the battlefield of ideas?: Examining the role of the ICG in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2000-01
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, The Hugo Valentin Centre. (The Balkan Research Group/ Holocaust and Genocide Studies)
2014 (English)In: Third World Quarterly, ISSN 0143-6597, E-ISSN 1360-2241, Vol. 35, no 4, 634-65 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Peace-building situations can be described as battlefields of ideas where key international policy makers engage in internal battles for control over intervention policy. Knowledge production, based on timely information and analysis, is seen as crucial to winning these battles of ideas. By providing detailed information, analysis and recommendations, the International Crisis Group (icg) has assumed an important role in this process. Yet we know little about the specific role the icg plays in battles for intervention policy. This article investigates icg analyses and recommendations and the way they fit into the specific internal debates within the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in 2000–01. By looking at the work of the icg in BiH around the elections in 2000, the article demonstrates that it often acted as a legitimising agent of US positions and policy in the country.

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London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. Vol. 35, no 4, 634-65 p.
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think-tanks, International Crisis Group (icg), knowledge production, peace building, Bosnia and Herzegovina, ohr, sfor, Hercegovačka Banka
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-228933DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2014.924065ISI: 000340209100006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-228933DiVA: diva2:735202
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2014-07-24 Created: 2014-07-24 Last updated: 2014-09-08Bibliographically approved

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