This major new work provides a comprehensive treatment of recent attempts at international governance of war-torn territories. Drawing on extensive interviews with international officials, independent analysts, and journalists, as well as many official documents, Richard Caplan examines the nature of international administration operations since the mid-1990s, their effectiveness, and the key operational and political challenges which arise.
`With its detailed and shrewd analysis, it is hard to see how Caplan's measured account will be bettered.'
Lawrence D. Freedman, Foreign Affairs
`Caplan's book is an important guide for any student of post-conflict reconstruction.'
Bathsheba Crocker, Survival
`Policy-makers in both capitals [Washington and London] should read Caplan's excellent study before embarking on any new military adventures.'
Jane M. O. Sharp, International Affairs
`Well-presented and informative...Caplan's strong analysis highlights clearly the points of controversy with regard to international administrations.'
Lene Mosegaard Søbjerg, International Peacekeeping
`Required reading for any presumptive administrator.'
T.K. Vogel, Ethics & International Affairs
1: Forms of International Administration
Part 1: International Administration in Practice
2: Public Order and Internal Security
3: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
4: Civil Administration
5: Political Institution-Building
6: Economic Reconstruction and Development
Part 2: Critical Issues for International Administration
7: Planning Operations
8: The Exercise of Executive Authority
10: Exit Strategies
11: Enhancing Effectiveness