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The Sovereignty ParadoxThe Norms and Politics of International Statebuilding$
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Dominik Zaum

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199207435

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207435.001.0001

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International Administrations in International Society

International Administrations in International Society

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The Sovereignty Paradox

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The first part of this chapter briefly explores the history of international administrations since the early 20th century, including administrations under the League of Nations and in the context of decolonization during the cold war. It provides the historical context in which contemporary international administrations are embedded, identifying precedents, ideas, and traditions on which contemporary international administrations draw. The second part discusses the sources of authority of international administrations. Drawing on the discussion of authority in the preceding chapter, it identifies five sources of authority, and analyses to what extent they are reflected in the mandates of the international administrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and East Timor. It concludes by discussing the issues of accountability and liability of international administrations.

Keywords:   accountability, authority, Bosnia and Herzegovina, decolonization, East Timor, history, Kosovo, League of Nations, United Nations

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