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Everyday sovereignty: International experts, brokers and local ownership in peacebuilding Liberia

de Carvalho, B., Schia, N. N. & Guillaume, X., Mar-2019, In : European Journal of International Relations. 25, 1, p. 179–202 24 p.

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de Carvalho, B., Schia, N. N., & Guillaume, X. (2019). Everyday sovereignty: International experts, brokers and local ownership in peacebuilding Liberia. European Journal of International Relations, 25(1), 179–202. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354066118759178

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de Carvalho, Benjamin ; Schia, Niels Nagelhus ; Guillaume, Xavier. / Everyday sovereignty : International experts, brokers and local ownership in peacebuilding Liberia. In: European Journal of International Relations. 2019 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 179–202.

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de Carvalho, B, Schia, NN & Guillaume, X 2019, 'Everyday sovereignty: International experts, brokers and local ownership in peacebuilding Liberia', European Journal of International Relations, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 179–202. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354066118759178

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Everyday sovereignty : International experts, brokers and local ownership in peacebuilding Liberia. / de Carvalho, Benjamin; Schia, Niels Nagelhus; Guillaume, Xavier.

In: European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 25, No. 1, 03.2019, p. 179–202.

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de Carvalho B, Schia NN, Guillaume X. Everyday sovereignty: International experts, brokers and local ownership in peacebuilding Liberia. European Journal of International Relations. 2019 Mar;25(1):179–202. https://doi.org/10.1177/1354066118759178


BibTeX

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abstract = "The present article investigates how sovereignty is performed, enacted and constructed in an everyday setting. Based on fieldwork and interviews with international embedded experts about the elusive meaning of ‘local ownership’, we argue that while sovereignty may, indeed, be a model according to which the international community ‘constructs’ rogue or failed polities in ‘faraway’ places, this view overlooks that these places are still spaces in which contestations over spheres of authority take place every day, and thus also spaces in which sovereignty is constructed and reconstructed on a daily basis. Local ownership, then, becomes our starting point for tracing the processes of the everyday enactment of sovereignty. We make the case that sovereignty should not be reified, but instead be studied in its quotidian and dynamic production, involving the multiplicity of actors reflecting the active production of the state beyond its presumptive existence as a homogeneously organized, institutionalized and largely centralized bureaucracy.",
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