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The foreign management of stricken states - no matter if in Bosnia, Kosovo, or East Timor - has noticeable a go back to the primary of trusteeship; that's while a few type of foreign supervision is needed in a selected territory so as either to take care of order and to foster the norms and practices of reasonable self-government. Drawing on heritage, legislation, and diplomacy concept, William Bain provides an authoritative and forceful account of this significant and misunderstood phenomenon.

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Marshall (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1968), 32–3. THE OBLIGATIONS OF POWER 33 deeply held beliefs and traditions concerning the constitution of the British polity. Indeed, the North Act raised important questions about the status of chartered rights and the protection they afforded against intrusive legislative and executive authority. It is in this context that the Company defended its claim to rule in India. At the end of the eighteenth century the activities of state were still generally regarded as being properly limited to the conduct of foreign policy, the direction of armed forces, and the disposal of revenue.

62 This dual conception of competence and station underpins the claim to rule that is expressed by the idea of trusteeship. Dominion is the result of excellence of some sort. Individual veracity, rather than strength, duplicity, or cunning, is the fountain of empire. ’64 Of course, these endowments were not enjoyed equally by all: some people were regarded as lacking the patience, knowledge, skill, and self-discipline required to frame and operate government for themselves. Indeed, endemic warfare, despotic rule, slavery, alien customs, and an absence of science, commerce, and industry were taken as demonstrable evidence that non-European peoples were incapable of directing their own affairs.

Conversely, the man who is incapable of knowing and understanding the law is consigned to a life under the supervision of others. Thus, Locke argues that ‘Madmen, which for the present cannot possibly have 66 Kerr, ‘Political Relations between Advanced and Backward Peoples’, 144. 67 E. Burke, ‘Speech on Mr. Fox's East India Bill, December 1, 1783’, The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, vol. 2 (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1899), 439. 68 Earl of Cromer, ‘The Government of Subject Races’, Political and Literary Essays, 1908–1913 (London: Macmillan, 1913), 19.

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