Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

Better service delivery might not improve the legitimacy of fragile states

In the current issue of GovernanceClaire Mcloughlin challenges the conventional wisdom that the provision of vital public services will always improve the legitimacy of a fragile or conflict-affected state.  Many factors, such as shifting understandings about the role of the state and the ease of attributing performance to state entities, affect judgements about state legitimacy. It follows that legitimacy may not be enhanced by the “‘one-size-fits-all’ modus operandi of state-building” favored by some development agencies. Open access to the article.  Andlink to research citing this article.

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August 10, 2015 at 3:56 pm

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