One of the most poignant lessons learned from peacebuilding endeavours in recent years is that, while the international community must immediately reconstruct and recreate legitimate national-level administration in countries emerging from civil war, without simultaneous initiatives to develop legitimate local-level governance sustainable peace will remain elusive.

This Policy Paper summarizes the findings of a three-year International IDEA project on the United Nations and democracy that has focused on the international organization’s role in the democratization of Kosovo, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste—each of which has been under UN transitional administration following armed conflict.

Details

Publication date
01 July 2005
Language(s)
English
Number of pages
38
ISBN
91-8539-16-11 (Print)

Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. Local Democracy and Peace-building: Exploring and Linkages

2. Contexts

3. Conclusions on Local Democracy and Peace-building

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Democracy and United Nations Peacebuilding at the Local Level: Lessons Learned

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