Popular Governance of Post-Conflict Reconstruction

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

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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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139990748
  • 9781139990745

Table of contents

Introduction; 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?; Conclusion.show more

About Matthew Saul

Matthew Saul is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oslo, Norway.show more