Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
von Billerbeck
University of Reading
UN, United Nations, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, post-conflict reconstruction, intervention, local ownership, legitimacy, legitimation, international organizations, conflict, civil war
Media Contact

Personal Info

About Me
My research focuses on post-conflict peacekeeping and peacebuilding, civil war, the United Nations, international organizations, and legitimacy. I am also interested in multilateralism and peace operations and methodological issues in studying the UN. My book on local ownership and UN peacekeeping operations is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. I previously worked for the American Refugee Committee in Guinea, the UN peacekeeping mission in D.R. Congo (MONUC), and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia in Lebanon. I currently serve as Reviews Editor for International Peacekeeping.

Recent Publications
“In UN Peacebuilding, Local Ownership Takes Backseat,” Guest Blog Entry, One Earth Future Foundation, 31 March 2015 OEF’s no. 3 most read blog of 2015.

Whose Peace? Local Ownership and UN Peacebuilding. Under contract with Oxford University Press.

“Local Ownership and UN Peacebuilding: Discourse Versus Operationalization.” Global Governance 21, vol. 2, April-June 2015.

“Is the news about Congo’s conflict minerals good?’ Washington Post, The Monkey Cage, 18 June 2014,

“Aiding the State or Aiding Corruption? Aid and Corruption in Post-Conflict Countries,” in Christine Cheng and Dominik Zaum (eds.), Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Corruption: Selling the Peace?, London: Routledge, 2011.

“Post-Conflict Recovery and Peacebuilding.” World Development Report 2011 Background Paper. With Anke Hoeffler and Syeda Shahbano Ijaz. Washington, DC: World Bank, 2011.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
DR Congo

Research Areas

If this is your entry, please click here to request a link to edit your information.