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The Hypocritical Approach Of The North To Solving The Absence Of Effective Government: State Reconstruction

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This chapter presents the main claims and elements of the concept of state reconstruction on the legal basis of the UN Charter and then examines the aim and content of state reconstruction and its suitability for solving the absence of effective government in the practice of international law. The changing peacekeeping role of the United Nations can be analyzed as falling into three stages. International transitional administration was an invention of international law after the Cold War, although the approach originated in the idea of political trusteeship under British colonial policy in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The concept of state reconstruction is based on diverse paradigms. The discrepancy between the economic geopolitical interests of the intervening countries, as in Afghanistan and Iraq, and their claim of rebuilding states brings this double-think into strong relief.

Keywords: Cold War; international transitional administration; state reconstruction; UN Charter

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