"...well-organized, thorough, and able analysis...Fox's comprehensive and largely convincing analysis of the legal framework applicable to HO missions thus shifts the burden of legitimation almost completely to the Security Council...timely and recommendable book...provide an original and thoughtprovoking exercise in view of an international law regime constantly in flux." --Andreas Th. Müller, The Yale Journal of International Law [Vol. 34: 257, 2009]
"...thoughtful analysis...Legal libraries, and International Law courses, would be more complete with the availability of this superbly written and supported primer for class and research use...Those who covet contemporary case studies will discover incredibly useful insight from Professor Fox's assessment of the UN occupations, especially in the balkans." --ASIL UN21 Interest Group Newsletter [ISSUE #39: May 2009]
This book analyzes the new phenomenon of international organizations assuming the powers of a national government in order to reform political institutions. After reviewing the history of internationalized territories, this book examines why these 'humanitarian occupations' occurred and whether they were legally justified.