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5 - Security

from Part II - Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Empirical Evidence

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 April 2021

Tanja A. Börzel
Affiliation:
Freie Universität Berlin
Thomas Risse
Affiliation:
Freie Universität Berlin
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Chapter 5 deals with the provision of security in areas of limited statehood. We contest the notion that areas of limited statehood are mostly violent places where civil war prevails. We analyze peacekeeping missions, military interventions from the outside, as well as externally promoted security sector reform. We find that more limited external governance fostering inclusive post-conflict peace-building and security sector reform is more effective than comprehensive state-building efforts. We then look at the conditions under which violent non-state actors can provide public security in the territory that they control. Warlord governance tends to be rather ineffective. Rebel groups score better, particularly when they face high legitimacy needs and local communities with strong trust-based action capacity to hold them accountable. The chapter also looks at tribal groups and leaders as rather effective peace-keepers. They normally lack military enforcement capacity, but can rely on strong social norms to maintain security in communities. While “security under anarchy” is possible in areas of limited statehood, our findings cast serious doubts on whether public security governance can be sustainable in the long run, if a (state) monopoly of the use of force is not restored at some point.

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Effective Governance Under Anarchy
Institutions, Legitimacy, and Social Trust in Areas of Limited Statehood
, pp. 145 - 180
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Tanja A. Börzel, Freie Universität Berlin, Thomas Risse, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Book: Effective Governance Under Anarchy
  • Online publication: 09 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316872079.009
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  • Tanja A. Börzel, Freie Universität Berlin, Thomas Risse, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Book: Effective Governance Under Anarchy
  • Online publication: 09 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316872079.009
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  • Security
  • Tanja A. Börzel, Freie Universität Berlin, Thomas Risse, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Book: Effective Governance Under Anarchy
  • Online publication: 09 April 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781316872079.009
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