RSSIssue 23.2

Briefly Noted

| June 2009
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This section contains a round-up of recent notable books in the field of international affairs.

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The Norms and Politics of Exit: Ending Postconflict Transitional Administrations

| June 2009
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This paper examines the impact of the liberal-democratic norms governing statebuilding operations on the timing and process of exit of post-conflict international transitional administrations.

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Just and Unjust Postwar Reconstruction: How Much External Interference Can Be Justified

| June 2009
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This article discusses various approaches to “shared responsibility” in recent international reconstruction efforts in war-torn societies and speculates about how best to ensure a timely transition toward full domestic ownership of governance.

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Moral Responsibilities and the Conflicting Demands of Jus Post Bellum [Abstract]

| June 2009
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The inclusion of jus post bellum in just war theory may be justified. But, according to Evans, it becomes problematic when confronted with tenets of “just occupation,” namely that sovereignty or self-determination should be restored to the occupied people as soon as is reasonably possible.

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