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Popular Governance of Post-Conflict Reconstruction
The Role of International Law

Part of Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law

  • Date Published: July 2014
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  • isbn: 9781139990745

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  • Under what conditions does a post-conflict government have authority? What challenges to its legitimacy does it face? To what standards can it be held accountable? Via case studies of Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, and detailed accounts of extant international law, Matthew Saul explores the international legal framework which regulates popular governance of post-conflict reconstruction.

    • Combines legal analysis with contextual application, taking full account of the policy debate and demonstrating how international law relates to practice and policy in this field
    • Detailed case studies of two contrasting post-conflict contexts (Sierra Leone and Afghanistan) show how international law on popular governance has contributed to the transitional periods in these situations
    • Considers the extent to which instruments for ad hoc international legal regulation could be harnessed more effectively in the interests of facilitating transitions from conflict to peace
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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139990745
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Concepts and Theories:
    1. The process of post-conflict reconstruction
    2. The legitimacy and effectiveness of post-conflict reconstruction
    Part II. The International Legal Framework:
    3. The law for identifying governments in the immediate aftermath of conflict
    4. The international law for popular governance after conflict
    Part III. The Practice of Popular Governance:
    5. Popular governance and international law in the reconstruction of Sierra Leone
    6. Popular governance and international law in the reconstruction of Afghanistan
    Part IV. The Way Forward?:
    7. Ad hoc regulation of post-conflict popular governance?

  • Author

    Matthew Saul, Universitetet i Oslo
    Matthew Saul is a postdoctoral research fellow at Universitetet i Oslo.

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