BiographyDr Christopher Marc Lilyblad is a policy advisor specializing in strategy, development, and governance. Currently serving with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), he previously held research appointments at Harvard University, Oxford’s Changing Character of War Centre, and the European Council on Foreign Relations. As a practitioner, he has served in managerial and advisory roles with local, national, and international authorities, including the European Union, and various private organizations. His research has featured in several chapters of the edited volume Reducing Armed Violence with NGO Governance, the journal Territory, Politics, Governance, and the Routledge Handbook of NGOs and International Relations. Christopher holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he attended as a Clarendon Scholar and concurrently held the Peter J. Braam scholarship in International Development at Merton College.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Global Governance; International Development; Policy and Strategy; Development Economics; Sovereignty, Authority & Institutions; Territorial and Local Approaches; Global-Local Nexus
Currently launching a new research project about public and private approaches to global sustainable development, including the historical role of state institutions designating 'formal' and 'informal' spheres of activity and how these relate to socioeconomic development outcomes and impact.
Illicit Authority and Its Competitors: The Constitution of Governance in Territories of Limited Statehood
Published: Feb 14, 2014 by Territory, Politics, Governance
Authors: Christopher Marc Lilyblad
Subjects: Sociology, Military & Security Studies
This article examines how governance in territories of limited statehood (TOLS) subjected to ‘illicit authority’ is constituted and whether non-governmental organizations (NGOs) could emerge as viable alternatives.