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Political sociology of peacebuilding organizations. Introduction


Goetze, C, Political sociology of peacebuilding organizations. Introduction, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 14, (5) pp. 577-595. ISSN 1750-2977 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/17502977.2020.1825206


This special section turns its gaze inwards to explore how legitimate authority is constructed in the field of peacebuilding. Authority building in peacebuilding has attracted much research interest since peacebuilding efforts have become unending ‘transitions’ from war to peace. Commonly, the main reference point of these debates is Max Weber’s distinction between bureaucratic, traditional and charismatic legitimacy. Drawing on the articles in this special section, the introduction discusses the limits of a Weberian approach and suggests a number of amendments in order to better frame research into the political sociology of global institutions of peace.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:legitimate authority, Max Weber, peacebuilding agency, sociology, international cooperation, international organisation
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International organisations
UTAS Author:Goetze, C (Dr Catherine Goetze)
ID Code:143142
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2021-03-02
Last Modified:2021-10-27

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