Is All Policy Portability Progressive?

  • Anna Ohanyan


The challenge of post-conflict governance as exercised by international and transnational actors has both political and institutional dimensions. Politically, international actors’ assumption of administrative functions can produce crises of legitimacy in the governance of a post-conflict entity: Their involvement raises normative ethical questions concerning the extent to which the international actors should stay involved in a post-conflict setting, considering that prolonged stays can cause public resentment. Institutionally, the administrative capacities of the post-conflict entity are severely stressed, and the challenge of providing security, economic development, and social safety nets to numerous vulnerable groups is formidable. In many instances, it is questionable whether, given the opportunity the post-conflict states can carry out effective governance (Ignatieff 2003).


Policy Transfer Global Policy Epistemic Community Policy Coherence Microfinance Institution 
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