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The Sovereignty Paradox: The Norms and Politics of International Statebuilding

Dominik Zaum


This book analyses the normative framework underlying the statebuilding activities of the international administrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and East Timor. It argues that a particular understanding of sovereignty has shaped the efforts of these international administrations, and examines the influence of this conception on three aspects of statebuilding: institution-building, the behaviour of international institutions towards local actors, and the timing and nature of the transition from international to local authority — the exit strategies of international administrations. Th ... More

Keywords: Bosnia and Herzegovina, development, East Timor, governance, international administration, intervention, Kosovo, standard of civilisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207435
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207435.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dominik Zaum, author
Lecturer in International Relations, Reading University
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