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Constitution-Making under UN Auspices: Fostering Dependency in Sovereign Lands

Vijayashri Sripati


As an 18th century ‘standard of civilization,’ the Western liberal constitution has since been integral to public international law and colonial trusteeship. This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the ostensible purposes why international organizations have internationalized this Constitution: from the League of Nations in Danzig, to the UN starting from Libya in 1949, and from 1989-2018, in more than forty poor states including most recently in Colombia and The Gambia. This pioneering study sets the Constitution’s internationalization via United Nations Constitutional Assistance (U ... More

Keywords: democratization, rule of law, development assistance, global governance, International Territorial Administration, constitutionalism, ‘new constitutionalism’, civilizing mission, peacebuilding, trusteeship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199498024
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199498024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vijayashri Sripati, author
Visiting Scholar, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA