Self Determination International Law and Post Conflict Reconstruction

Author: Manuela Melandri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429880987
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The right to self-determination has played a crucial role in the process of assisting oppressed people to put an end to colonial domination. Outside of the decolonization context, however, its relevance and application has constantly been challenged and debated. This book examines the role played by self-determination in international law with regard to post-conflict state building. It discusses the question of whether self-determination protects local populations from the intervention of international state-builders in domestic affairs. With a focus on the right as it applies to the people of an independent state, it explores how self-determination concerns that arise in the post-conflict period play out in relation to the reconstruction process. The book analyses the situation in Somalia as a means of drawing out the impact and significance of the legal principle of self-determination in the process of rebuilding post-conflict institutions. In so doing, it seeks to highlight how the relevance of self-determination is often overlooked in this context.

Responsibility to Rebuild

Author: Simon Hümmrich-Welt
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161543258
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Staaten, die gerade einen bewaffneten Konflikt uberstanden haben, ist das Risiko eines neuerlichen Gewaltausbruches meist hoch. Post-Konflikt-Staaten stellen daher nicht nur eine potentielle Bedrohung fur deren Bevolkerung dar, sondern konnen auch den internationalen Frieden gefahrden. Haufig versuchen deshalb andere Staaten oder die Vereinten Nationen diese Staaten mit friedenskonsolidierenden Massnahmen zu unterstutzen. Die Responsibility to Rebuild ist ein Teilbereich des weiteren Konzeptes der Responsibility to Protect. Sie fordert von der internationalen Gemeinschaft Unterstutzung beim Wiederaufbau von Post-Konflikt-Staaten ein, um zukunftige Menschenrechtsverletzungen zu vermeiden. Simon Hummrich-Welt untersucht den Anwendungsbereich der Responsibility to Rebuild innerhalb des Schutzverantwortungskonzeptes, zeigt, inwieweit eine solche Wiederaufbauverantwortung bereits Teil des geltenden Volkerrechtes ist, und stellt Entwicklungsperspektiven der Responsibility to Rebuild dar.

Popular Governance of Post Conflict Reconstruction

Author: Matthew Saul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107055318
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How can a population influence decision-making on post-conflict reconstruction? This book explores the international legal framework for post-conflict popular governance.

Western political thought in dialogue with Asia

Author: Cary J. Nederman
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739131411
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Given the rise of globalization and coinciding increase in cultural clashes among diverse nations, it has become eminently clear to scholars of political thought that there exists a critical gap in the knowledge of non-Western philosophies and how Western thought has been influenced by them. This gap has led to a severely diminished capacity of both state and nonstate actors to communicate effectively on a global scale. The political theorists, area scholars, and intellectual historians gathered here by Takashi Shogimen and Cary J. Nederman examine the exchange of political ideas between Europe and Asia from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. They establish the need for comparative political thought, showing that in order to fully grasp the origins and achievements of the West, historians of political thought must incorporate Asian political discourse and ideas into their understanding. By engaging in comparative studies, this volume proves the necessity of a cross-disciplinary approach in guiding the study of the global history of political thought.