The Role of International Law in Rebuilding Societies After Conflict

Author: Brett Bowden
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521509947
Format: PDF, ePub
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The genesis of this book was a workshop entitled 'Empire or Empowerment? The Role of International Law in Building Democracy and Justice after Conflict' held at the Australian National University in Canberra on 9-10 August 2007

Self Determination International Law and Post Conflict Reconstruction

Author: Manuela Melandri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429880987
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Post Conflict Rebuilding and International Law

Author: Ray Murphy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351909673
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This volume presents the research analysis of a range of scholars and experts on post conflict peacebuilding and international law from a variety of perspectives and missions. The selected essays show that peacebuilding, like the concept of peacekeeping, is not specifically provided for in the UN Charter. They also demonstrate that the record of peacebuilding, like that of peacekeeping, is varied and while both concepts are intrinsically linked, neither lends itself to precise definition. The essays consider the historical approaches to peacebuilding such as the role played by the UN in the Congo in the early 1960s and the work of the United States and its allies in rebuilding Germany and Japan in the aftermath of World War II. Finally, essays consider the major challenge for contemporary peacebuilding operations to make international administrations accountable and to ensure the involvement of the international community in helping rebuild communities and prevent the resurgence of violence.

International Law and Post Conflict Reconstruction Policy

Author: Matthew Saul
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317669908
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The trend for international engagement in post-conflict reconstruction has produced a host of best-practice postulates on topics such as local involvement in decision-making, accountability for past atrocities, sensitivity to context, and the construction of democratic institutions of governance. International law has potential relevance for many of these themes, yet the question of how the implementation of best-practice policy recommendations might be affected by international law remains under-examined. This book offers a fuller understanding of the role of international law in the practice of post-conflict reconstruction. It explores how international legal issues that arise in the post-conflict period relate to a number of strands of the policy debate, including government creation, constitution-making, gender policy, provision of security, justice for past atrocities, rule of law development, economic recovery, returning displaced persons, and responsibilities of international actors. The chapters of the book work to reveal the extent to which international law figures in the policy of internationally enabled post-conflict reconstruction across a range of sectors. They also highlight the scope for international law to be harnessed in a more effective manner from the perspective of the transition to peace and stability. The book lays out a basis for future policy making on post-conflict reconstruction; one that is informed about the international legal parameters, and more aware of how international law can be utilized to promote key objectives.

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
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Afghanistan wars

Author: William Maley
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230213135
Format: PDF
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William Maley provides an authoritative account of the waves of conflict which, for nearly a quarter of a century, devastated much of the country. This new edition has been updated throughout in the light of the latest research and features a new final chapter which examines post-Taliban Afghanistan, bringing the story up to the present day.