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Imperialism on Trial: International Oversight of Colonial Rule in Historical Perspective

Edited By: R.M. Douglas, Michael D. Callahan, Elizabeth Bishop
Publisher: Lexington Books
Date of Publication: May 2009
Publications Categories: Book Reviews


Abstract: This book consists of a collection of seven papers which discuss the mandates and the trusteeship systems as they emerged and developed under the League of Nations and the United Nations. The analysis focuses on various themes, including: international status of the selected case studies of the mandates and trusteeships and their administration by the mandatory power. The analysis also elaborates upon the various political debates that sprang up vis-à-vis the prevailing imperialist doctrine of the time and how could such doctrine be reconciled with the developments which took place between the two World Wars and their aftermath...

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