A key success factor : elucidating the meaning of legitimacy for UN peacekeepers
Journal of intervention and statebuilding, 2023, OnlineFirst
MINATTI, Wolfgang, A key success factor : elucidating the meaning of legitimacy for UN peacekeepers, Journal of intervention and statebuilding, 2023, OnlineFirst - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/76014
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Legitimacy has become a widespread term within policy documents of international organizations, not least international peacekeeping. But legitimacy is also a contested concept, so it matters greatly how it is understood on the ground. In this article, I ask what meanings the UN Department of Peace Operations attributes to the concept of legitimacy. Using a qualitative content analysis to study policy and training documents published by the department, I argue that the department understands the local legitimacy of UN peacekeeping missions as a (mis-)perception of its international legitimacy and underappreciates how other actors might undermine UN and state legitimacy.
Published online: 20 Oct 2023
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/76014
Full-text via DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2023.2256110
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This work was supported by the OeAD and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research.