Contributing Editor Berto Jongman
Grounded legitimacy exists when the system of governance and authority flow from and is connected to local realities.
One helpful progression is when armed militias are able to migrate toward becoming non-violent domestic political actors.
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“One function of a peace process can be understood as providing a structure to accommodate diverse or competing sources of, or claimants to, legitimacy in conflict-affected states and societies, and to cultivate broad consent on a satisfactory way forward for peace”