- The Oxford Handbook of Governance and Limited Statehood
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood: Conceptual Clarifications and Major Contributions of the Handbook
- Theories of Development and Areas of Limited Statehood
- A Historical-Sociological Perspective on Statehood
- Anthropological Perspectives on the Limits of the State
- Critical Approaches
- Measuring Governance and Limited Statehood
- Histories of Governance
- A Global History of Governance
- Geographies of Limited Statehood
- External State Actors
- INGOs and Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships
- ‘Traditional’ Authorities
- Violent and Criminal Non-State Actors
- Coercion and Trusteeship
- Hierarchical and Non-Hierarchical Coordination
- Brokerage, Intermediation, Translation
- Social Trust
- Foreign Aid
- Human Rights, the Rule of Law, and Democracy
- Food Security
- Environmental and Natural Resources
- International Legal Order
- Normative Political Theory
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter looks for the contributions in both actual and potential intersections between critical theorizing and work on governance in areas of limited statehood. It does so, first, by giving a brief introduction to what the broad-brush idea of critical approaches includes, and what those approaches share. From there, it moves on to the contributions to the study of governance in areas of limited statehood from critically oriented theory, focusing on three approaches: feminist theory, post-colonial/decolonial theory, and post-structuralist theory. These three approaches are chosen as a focus because they provide an interesting cross-section of potential implications. The chapter concludes by considering the relationships among the various contributions of critical theorizing to thinking about governance in areas of limited statehood.
Laura Sjoberg is Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Florida.
J. Samuel Barkin is professor of global governance in the McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston, MA, USA.
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