- 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 analyses two groups of non-profit external non-state governance actors that are active in areas of limited statehood (ALS): international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and multi-stakeholder partnerships (MSPs). After some examples of the collective goods these actors provide in contexts of limited statehood, their effectiveness is assessed in terms of output, outcome, and impact. It is found that in ALS, the activities of MSPs and INGOs can become part of the solution, but may also exacerbate existing problems. Empirical research shows that it is already demanding for INGOs and MSPs to produce good output in ALS, let alone broader impact. The analysis provides insights on the conditions under which INGOs and MSPs can—and cannot—successfully provide governance in ALS and how their activities impact limited statehood itself. Finally, the findings are discussed against the background of recent trends affecting governance by external state and non-state actors in ALS.
Marianne Beisheim is senior researcher at the SWP German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany.
Anne Ellersiek is a postdoctoral research associate at the SWP German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin, Germany.
Jasmin Lorch is a postdoctoral research fellow at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies (IMES), Hamburg/Berlin, and lecturer at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany.
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