You, The People: The United Nations, Transitional Administration, and State-Building
Reviews and Awards
"In You, the people, Chesterman provides a detailed and incisive analysis of the history, politics and problems of transitional administrations. s"
"Along with the structure of the book - each chapter begins with an insightful quotation - the combined result is an extremely readable and interesting piece of work, which is of worth to academics, students and practitioners." - Journal of Conflict and Security Law
"Chesterman, director of an international institute at New York University, has made an original study of how new institutions can be created in such war-damaged countries as Bosnia, Cambodia, and East Timor. In his book the weight of the subject and the depth of the research are supported by wit, candor, brevity, and analytical writing of a very high order." - New York Review of Books
"Simon Chesterman has written a pathbreaking book about the varied experiences of the United Nations in state building. Its organization is one of its many strengths." - Political Science Quarterly
"Simon Chesterman, Executive Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law, offers a concise, wide-ranging and well-conceived study of diverse international operations, most involving a significant United Nations role The study will help scholars, practitioners, and others to better assess particular constructive and problematic aspects of transitional administration, and perhaps lead to improvements on the ground in the operations of regional organizations, the UN, and occupying states." - Human Rights Quarterly