- 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 offers an integrative reading of the dispersed debates on brokerage, intermediation, and translation as a mode of governance in areas of limited statehood (ALS). It highlights the contribution as well as shortcomings of actor-centred approaches to brokerage and their focus on power-maximizing actors, while stressing the important insights of translation approaches. In addition, the chapter brings the dominant, more micro-centred research on brokerage in local and domestic governance into dialogue with work on the often neglected transnational dimension of brokerage. It is argued that, far from being a phenomenon exclusively located in ALS, brokerage is at work, and shapes the very global policies directed at ALS, and the international organizations and institutions that produce them.
Jana Hönke is associate professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow in international relations at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Markus-Michael Müller is assistant professor of Latin American politics at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
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