Interim Governments in Theory and Practice After Protracted Conflict
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International statesmen and scholars have for some years now focused on a domestic political question: who rules when the fighting stops? The mechanics of authority transitions—ostensibly an internal sovereign concern—have become an international preoccupation. Practitioners from outside war-torn societies broker constitutional arrangements, provide military and police to sustain order and enforce laws, and fashion aid programs in order to move transitions forward. These practitioners by and large operate according to a state-centric paradigm, even while violating its rules.
Civil Power in Irregular Conflict, Section 1, Chapter 3, pp. 51-56, January 12, 2010
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