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International Governance of War-Torn TerritoriesRule and Reconstruction$
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Richard Caplan

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263455

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199263450.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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International Governance of War-Torn Territories
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DOI:10.1093/0199263450.003.0001

introduces the term ‘international administration’ and distinguishes it from peacekeeping, state- and nation-building, and military occupation. Also discusses the political and strategic context out of which international territorial administration emerged in the mid-1990s. An increase in the importance that many states attach to humanitarian norms as matters of international concern and a marked disregard for sovereignty as a barrier to humanitarian interference have facilitated the pursuit of policies of a highly intrusive nature, including the establishment of international administrations. States have also been motivated by considerations of national interest: a strong international presence in the Balkans and in East Timor has served to buffer regional states from the effects of instability, notably refugee flows and trans-border crime. The chapter concludes with an overview of the contents of the book.

Keywords:   human rights, humanitarian intervention, military occupation, national interests, peacekeeping, sovereignty, state- and nation-building

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