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Published: 26 February 2020

320 Pages

ISBN: 9780199498024

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Constitution-Making under UN Auspices

Fostering Dependency in Sovereign Lands

Author Vijayashri Sripati

  • Covers constitutional assistance offered by the United Nation's predecessor: the League of Nations and its Permanent Mandates Commission; and rids the international law discourse of long-standing conceptual confusions;
  • Provides a lucid explanation of how and why the Western liberal constitution rooted in the rule of law provides the basis for territorial administration
  • First contemporary book to offer the increasingly important constitutional dimension of international law topics such as rule of law, trusteeship, peacebuilding, state-building, law and development, and international territorial administration
  • Initiates a conversation long-overdue between policymakers and scholars, and between constitutional law scholars and their counterparts in international law and political economy
  • The only book to offer a comprehensive inventory of United Nations Constitutional Assistance (UNCA) projects from 1949-2018, and UNCA-ITA projects (both plenary ITA and partial ITA)
  • Covers the United Nations Development Programme's role in promoting constitutional assistance
  • Examines the Security Council's role in promoting the Western liberal constitution, from its UNCA mandates to its actual offer of constitutional assistance
  • Discusses UNCA projects offered in the post-conflict and development assistance contexts

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