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International Territorial Administration: How Trusteeship and the Civilizing Mission Never Went Away

Ralph Wilde


Trusteeship and the civilizing mission never ended with the self-determination entitlement that led to decolonization: international organizations took on this role in the ‘post-colonial’ era, internationalizing trusteeship and re-legitimizing it as a feature of international policy. Through analysis of the history of and purposes associated with the involvement of international organizations in territorial administration; a comparison between this activity and colonial trusteeship; occupation and the Mandate and Trusteeship arrangements; and an exploration of the modern ideas of international ... More

Keywords: colonialism, trusteeship, occupation, state building, intervention, international organizations, international law, international relations, United Nations, peacekeeping

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274321
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ralph Wilde, author
Reader and Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Laws, University College London, University of London
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