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International Governance of War-Torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction [Paperback]

Richard Caplan

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24 Aug 2008
Since the mid-1990s the United Nations and other multilateral organizations have been entrusted with exceptional authority for the administration of war-torn and strife-ridden territories. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Eastern Slavonia, Kosovo, and East Timor these organizations have assumed responsibility for governance to a degree unprecedented in recent history. These initiatives represent some of the boldest experiments in the management and settlement of intra-state conflict ever attempted by third parties.
This book is a study of recent experiences in the international administration of war-torn territories. It examines the nature of these operations - their mandates, structures, and powers - and distinguishes them from kindred historical and contemporary experiences of peacekeeping, trusteeship, and military occupation. It analyses and assesses the effectiveness of international administrations and discusses, in thematic fashion, the key operational and political challenges that arise in the context of these experiences. It also reflects on the policy implications of these experiences, recommending reforms or new approaches to the challenge posed by localized anarchy in a global context. It argues that, despite many of the problems arising from both the design and implementation of international administrations, international administration has generally made a positive contribution to the mitigation of conflict in the territories where they have been established, thus removing or reducing a threat to peace and helping to improve the lives of the vast majority of the territories' inhabitants.
This major new work from a leading scholar provides the first comprehensive treatment of recent attempts at international governance of war-torn territories, and will be essential reading for anyone interested in peace-keeping operations and international administration.

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Richard Caplan is Professor of International Relations at Oxford University. He has also been a Specialist-Advisor to the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs in the UK House of Commons; a Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Editor of World Policy Journal, and New York Director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR).

Educated in Paris, Montreal, Cambridge and London, he has held research fellowships and visiting professorships at Oxford University, the European University Institute, and the University of Konstanz.

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This is an important book. It fills a gap in the literature. I know of no similar text for those specializing in peacekeeping/ building, whether scholar or academic, this is required reading. (Robert E Kelly, Journal of Conflict Studies)

An extensive collection of factors and circumstances relevant to international administrations is presented here, providing valuable insights for both scholars and practioners...overall it is well-presented and informative. (International Peacekeeping)

...this book [is] required reading for any presumptive admistrator. (Ethics & International Affairs)

With its detailed and shrewd analysis, it is hard to see how Caplan's measured account will be bettered. (Lawrence D. Freedman, Foreign Affairs)

Caplan's book is an important guide for any student of post-conflict reconstruction. (Bathsheba Crocker, Survival)

Caplan's work provides an excellent point of introduction to the key problems that had been encouraged up to the point of publication and which will continue to generate challenges to those engaged in internationally administered peace operations. (Jeremy Moses, Australian Journal of Political Science)

About the Author

Richard Caplan is University Lecturer in International Relations and Fellow of Linacre College, University of Oxford. He is also the author of Europe and the Recognition of New States in Yugoslavia (2005).

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