Imposed from Above: Post-Conflict Internationalized Constitutions and Local Ownership as part of State-Building Public Deposited

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  • May 4, 2021
  • Halverson, Courtney
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Global Studies
  • This project compares the state-building projects in Japan and Bosnia with specific focus on internationalized constitutions and constitution-making and their relationship to creating local ownership and the overall success of state-building projects. I find that centering structural ownership, that is including domestic actors in the design and planning process of the state, as part of the state-building strategy leads to endeavors like democratic constitution-making, which in turn leads to greater adoption of international principles by the domestic communities and greater success in the building of a functional and effective state.
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  • Jenkins, Robert
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
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