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Sovereignty Sharing in Fragile States

John D. Ciorciari


This book examines “sovereignty-sharing” in fragile states, focusing on ventures in which domestic and international actors share authority to provide basic public services and build the rule of law. It examines how and why these ventures are created, designed, and implemented and what determines their perceived legitimacy and effectiveness. The book shows that sovereignty sharing can help address governance gaps under certain conditions, but that apportioning core sovereign functions remains difficult, as national and international partners bring different capacities, norms, and policy priori ... More

Keywords: sovereignty, fragile states, rule of law, United Nations, development, transitional justice, international criminal justice, accountability, peacekeeping, anticorruption

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781503613669
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503613669.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John D. Ciorciari, author
University of Michigan