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Published: 15 July 2009

248 Pages

6-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199561032

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Democratization and International Administration

Oisín Tansey

Oxford Studies in Democratization

This book explores a particular form of democracy promotion that is carried out by international actors in the context of 'international administration'. The practice of international administration involves external actors, such as the United Nations, assuming governmental control in weak or postconflict states, often with the aim of assisting with conflict resolution or statebuilding. This book examines one major element of these operations, namely the democracy promotion activities they pursue and the influence they have on processes of regime change. The book examines three cases of international administration in detail, those in Kosovo, Bosnia and East Timor, and uses the insights from these cases to highlight both the positive and negative impact on democratization efforts.

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