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Forms of International Administration

Richard Caplan

in International Governance of War-Torn Territories

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199263455
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602726 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199263450.003.0002
Forms of International Administration

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Examines some of the more salient features of international administrations. Differentiates the various types of administrations on the basis of the degree of authority that they possess—ranging from supervisory (Cambodia) to direct governance (Kosovo and East Timor). Further distinguishes international administrations with regard to the aims and contextual factors that establish the framework of an operation. These operations are not entirely without precedent and the chapter also discusses relevant historical antecedents. Concludes with a discussion of the various international actors involved and the nature of the organizational structures created.

Keywords: actors and structures; contextual factors; historical precedents; operational aims; types of international administrations

Chapter.  9963 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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