You, the People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building

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1 Colonies and Occupied Territories: Transitional Administration Through the Twentieth Century

Let it be admitted at the outset that European brains, capital, and energy have not been, and never will be, expended in developing the resources of Africa from motives of pure philanthropy; that Europe is in Africa for the mutual benefit of her own industrial classes, and of the native races in their progress to a higher plane; that the benefit can be made reciprocal, and that it is the aim and desire of civilised administration to fulfil this dual mandate.

Lord Lugard 1

One of the many ironies in the recent history of transitional administration of territory by international actors is that the practice is regarded as novel. Attempts to draw analogies either with trusteeships and decolonization on the one hand, or the post-war occupation of Germany and Japan on the other, are seen as invitations to charges that the United Nations or the United States are engaging in neo-colonialism or imperialism respectively. Within the United Nations in particular, such comparisons are politically impossible.

Nevertheless, there are clear parallels between, say, the indeterminate status of Kosovo today and the fifteen year administration of the Saar Basin by the League of Nations. The origins of the dispute in East Timor lie in its long-delayed decolonization; the more recent role of the United Nations may be seen as a modern form of trusteeship leading to independence. Bosnia and Herzegovina—subject to an occupying

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  • You, the People iii
  • Foreword v
  • Foreword vii
  • Chapter Outline ix
  • Contents xi
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Abbreviations xviii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: Colonies and Occupied Territories 11
  • 2: Power and Change 48
  • 3: Peace and Security 99
  • 4: Consultation and Accountability 126
  • 5: Justice and Reconciliation 154
  • 6: Relief and Reconstruction 183
  • 7: Elections and Exit Strategies 204
  • 8: 'You, the People' 236
  • Appendix 258
  • References 260
  • Index 286
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