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International Governance of War-Torn Territories: Rule and Reconstruction

Richard Caplan


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.

Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina, conflict management, East Timor, Eastern Slavonia, international administration, Kosovo, nation- and state-building, post-conflict reconstruction, transitional administration, United Nations, war-torn territories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199263455
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199263450.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Caplan, author
University Lecturer in International Relations and Fellow of Linacre College, University of Oxford
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