'Why locals can't own international interventions: evidence from civilian EU missions in Somalia, Kosovo and the Palestinian Territories'

Local ownership principle is based on the political rationality of interveners and operationalised as a responsibilisation of locals for externally designed objectives. This gives rise to various forms of local resistance that ultimately undermine international efforts to achieve the local buy-in. I illustrate my arguments with examples from the EU Regional Maritime Capacity Building Mission in the Horn of Africa (EUCAP Nestor) and the EU Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL Copps).
Light sandwich lunch provided.