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The Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. By Michail Vagias. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

The Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. By Michail Vagias. Cambridge:... Book Reviews 341 Uganda helps to illuminate the more general mechanisms by which hybrid regimes operate and persist—detailed analysis of the process of devolution, the military-executive alliance, the role of the high court, and the role of cor- ruption and patronage are all useful in explaining the persistence of subop- timal institutional arrangements. Particularly valuable is Tripp’s discussion of how ethnicity and other associations are politicized so that any efforts to further democratize risk further ethnic cleavages or further repression of opposition parties. The desire of the hybrid regime to stay in power requires leveraging the power of various social groups—these groups then realize that being out of power will hurt their chances. So “the objective of inclu- sive governance comes into conflict with the imperatives of remaining in power” (p. 56). Understanding these internal dynamics, and the way that they interact with donors providing foreign assistance, is important for those who view donors as important (either positively or negatively) for the future of further political liberalization and increased state capacity. Reviewed by Scott Wisor The Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. By Michail Vagias. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. The Rome Statute creating the International Criminal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

The Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. By Michail Vagias. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
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10.1163/19426720-02102014
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Book Reviews 341 Uganda helps to illuminate the more general mechanisms by which hybrid regimes operate and persist—detailed analysis of the process of devolution, the military-executive alliance, the role of the high court, and the role of cor- ruption and patronage are all useful in explaining the persistence of subop- timal institutional arrangements. Particularly valuable is Tripp’s discussion of how ethnicity and other associations are politicized so that any efforts to further democratize risk further ethnic cleavages or further repression of opposition parties. The desire of the hybrid regime to stay in power requires leveraging the power of various social groups—these groups then realize that being out of power will hurt their chances. So “the objective of inclu- sive governance comes into conflict with the imperatives of remaining in power” (p. 56). Understanding these internal dynamics, and the way that they interact with donors providing foreign assistance, is important for those who view donors as important (either positively or negatively) for the future of further political liberalization and increased state capacity. Reviewed by Scott Wisor The Territorial Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court. By Michail Vagias. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. The Rome Statute creating the International Criminal

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 19, 2015

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