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The Resource Building states : the United Nations, development, and decolonization, 1945-1965, Eva-Maria Muschik

Building states : the United Nations, development, and decolonization, 1945-1965, Eva-Maria Muschik

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Building states : the United Nations, development, and decolonization, 1945-1965
Title
Building states
Title remainder
the United Nations, development, and decolonization, 1945-1965
Statement of responsibility
Eva-Maria Muschik
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Language
eng
Summary
"Postwar multilateral cooperation is often viewed as an attempt to overcome the limitations of the nation-state system. However, in 1945, when the United Nations was founded, large parts of the world were still under imperial control. Building States investigates how the UN tried to manage the dissolution of European empires in the 1950s and 1960s-and helped transform the practice of international development and the meaning of state sovereignty in the process. Eva-Maria Muschik argues that the UN played a key role in the global proliferation and reinvention of the nation-state in the postwar era, as newly independent states came to rely on international assistance. Drawing on previously untapped primary sources, she traces how UN personnel-usually in close consultation with Western officials-sought to manage decolonization peacefully through international development assistance. Examining initiatives in Libya, Somaliland, Bolivia, and the Congo, Muschik shows how the UN pioneered a new understanding and practice of state building, presented as a technical challenge for international experts rather than a political process. UN officials increasingly took on public-policy functions, despite the organization's mandate not to interfere in the domestic affairs of its member states. These initiatives, Muschik suggests, had lasting effects on international development practice, peacekeeping, and post-conflict territorial administration. Casting new light on how international organizations became major players in the governance of developing countries, Building States has significant implications for the histories of decolonization, the Cold War, and international development"--
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Muschik, Eva-Maria
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  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Columbia studies in international and global history
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  • United Nations
  • United Nations
  • United Nations
  • United Nations
  • United Nations
  • Nation-building
  • Decolonization
  • World politics
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Building states : the United Nations, development, and decolonization, 1945-1965, Eva-Maria Muschik
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction : managing the world -- The UN and the colonial world : international trusteeship and non-self-governing territories -- How to build a state : the UN in Libya -- If ten years suffice for Somaliland... -- Moving beyond advice : pioneering administrative assistance in Bolivia -- Hammarskjöld, decolonization, and the proposal for an international administrative service -- State-building meets peacekeeping : UN civilian operations in the Congo crisis, 1960-1964 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1268120776
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780231200240
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1268120776
Label
Building states : the United Nations, development, and decolonization, 1945-1965, Eva-Maria Muschik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : managing the world -- The UN and the colonial world : international trusteeship and non-self-governing territories -- How to build a state : the UN in Libya -- If ten years suffice for Somaliland... -- Moving beyond advice : pioneering administrative assistance in Bolivia -- Hammarskjöld, decolonization, and the proposal for an international administrative service -- State-building meets peacekeeping : UN civilian operations in the Congo crisis, 1960-1964 -- Epilogue
Control code
on1268120776
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
378 pages
Isbn
9780231200240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1268120776

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