The Local Legitimacy of Peacekeepers

USG met Malakal State authorities
Jean-Pierre Lacroix, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, visited a protection of civilians (POC) site in Malakal, where he held meetings with local authorities, including John Odhong, Deputy Governor of Upper Nile state. The Peacekeeping Chief was met by traditional dancers at the POC site. Troops on the ground briefed him on various security concerns, challenges and humanitarian efforts being made to assist the population in the area.
02 August 2017, Malakal, South Sudan, UN Photo/Isaac Billy

In a paper published in the Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, Jeni Whalan analyses the complex concept of local legitimacy and look at how insights drawn from legitimacy theory, developed in very different social contexts, can be adapted to the realities of the conflict societies into which peacekeepers deploy.

The full text of the article can be accessed here.