State renaissance for peace : transitional governance under international law / Emmanuel H. D. De Groof.

De Groof, Emmanuel, 1983- [Browse]
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
1 online resource (xxx, 395 pages)


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After 1989, the function of transitional governance changed. It became a process whereby transitional authorities introduce a constitutional transformation on the basis of interim laws. In spite of its domestic nature, it also became an international project and one with formidable ambitions: ending war, conflict or crisis by reconfiguring the state order. This model attracted international attention, from the UN Security Council and several regional organisations, and became a playing field of choice in international politics and diplomacy. Also without recourse to armed force, international actors could impact a state apparatus - through state renaissance. This book zooms in on the non-forcible aspects of conflict-related transitional governance while focusing on the transition itself. This study shows that neither transitional actors nor external actors must respect specific rules when realising or contributing to state renaissance. The legal limits to indirectly provoking regime change are also being unveiled.
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  • Introduction: Transitional Governance Today
  • The rise and internationalisation of transitional governance
  • Limitations of existing literature
  • The foundation of transitional governance
  • The actors of the interregnum
  • The sources of ius in interregno
  • Limits ratione temporis and materiae to transitional governance
  • The practice and discourse of inclusion
  • Limits to involvement with consensual transitional governance
  • The inducement of oppositional transitional governance
  • Indirect regime change : a response to ius cogens violations?
  • General conclusion
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