'Legitimacy Work' and Transnational Policing: interpreting the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (2003-2017)
This thesis aims to explore how transnational policing and statebuilding interventions work to construct legitimacy for themselves and for the states within which they intervene. To address this aim, my research focuses on a case study of transnational policing as the major component of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) (2003-2017). I use the concept of 'legitimacy work' to examine the construction of legitimacy through the discourses, narratives and practices of a...[Show more]
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