Crisis Response in SEE

A comparative study of crisis response, institutional coordination and black swans that I co-wrote with Dušan Pavlović and Gordan Bosanac has been published in the book Crisis Governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. The Study of Floods in 2014 by Peter Lang. The entire study consists of a chapter and two appendices that complement each other, in addition to a policy brief available in english and in B/H/S.

Kapidžić, D., Pavlović D. & Bosanac, G. (2018). Crisis Response in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia. In: Džihić, V. & Solska, M. (Eds.), Crisis Governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. The Study of Floods in 2014 (pp.27–57). Oxford: Peter Lang.

Public authority beyond hybrid governance

My article on how public authority in Uganda is published in Peacebuilding. In it I argue that in hybrid governance contexts public authority relies on procedural forms of legitimisation that can best be conceptualised as ‘throughput legitimacy’ and results from repeatedly making decisions in inclusive and communally agreeable ways.

Access it here (there are still a few free copies), or contact me: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xaBJp7zeP7zWqj5N4dYU/full

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damir Kapidžić (2018) Public authority beyond hybrid governance: creating throughput legitimacy in Northern Uganda, Peacebuilding,

DOI: 10.1080/21647259.2018.1449187

Abstract: Governance must be based on public authority that is considered legitimate within a society. This paper attempts to examine the process of how public authority is legitimised on the local level by looking at decision-making on the resolution of land conflict in the hybrid governance setting of Northern Uganda. It argues that public authority relies on procedural forms of legitimisation that can best be conceptualised as ‘throughput legitimacy’ and results from repeatedly making decisions in inclusive and communally agreeable ways. Public authority is identified as simultaneously shared and contested between (and among) formal and traditional authority, continuously re-created through daily local-level interactions. The process of mediation is especially found to have a positive impact on throughput legitimacy. Going beyond the focus on local vs. international and formal vs. traditional actors in hybrid governance, this research suggests that a stronger focus on legitimising processes can lead to a better understanding of public authority.

Keywords: Public authority, hybrid governance, throughput legitimacy, Northern Uganda

Universities and Conflict (by Routledge)

It’s book season! The chapter I wrote together with Nemanja Džuverović for the book Universities and Conflict finally made its way to my desk. Thanks to Juliet Millican for bringing this together.

If you want to read more on “Bridging the ‘International-Local Gap’ in Peacebuiling Through Academic Cooperation: The Balkan Master’s Program in Peace Studies” buy the book (link below), or contact me for a pre-print version.

This is one of the first books on the role of universities in conflict and peacebuilding. Check it out:
https://www.routledge.com/Universities-and-…/…/9781138092136

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