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You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building
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You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building

Simon Chesterman

Abstract

Transitional administrations represent the most complex operations attempted by the United Nations. The missions in Kosovo (1999—) and East Timor (1999–2002) are commonly seen as unique in the history of the United Nations. But they may also be seen as the latest in a series of operations that have involved the United Nations in ‘state‐building’ activities, in which it has attempted to develop the institutions of government by assuming some or all of those sovereign powers on a temporary basis. Viewed in light of earlier UN operations, such as those in Namibia (1989–1990), Cambodia (1992–1993) ... More

Keywords: Afghanistan, Bosnia, East Timor, international law, international relations, Iraq, Kosovo, nation‐building, Security Council, state‐building, transitional administration, United Nations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263486
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004 DOI:10.1093/0199263485.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Chesterman, author
Executive Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice, New York University School of Law
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