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The Politics of Military Occupation$
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Peter M. R. Stirk

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748636716

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636716.001.0001

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The Role of Civilian Governors in Military Occupation

The Role of Civilian Governors in Military Occupation

(p.96) Chapter 4 The Role of Civilian Governors in Military Occupation
The Politics of Military Occupation

Peter M. R. Stirk

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter looks at the role of civilian governors in military occupations, which has been an ambivalent one. From the days of the representatives on mission of revolutionary France, civilian agents and agencies have periodically been seen as symbols of a political intent subversive of the temporary nature of military occupation and military authority. Sometimes, military governments have even resisted the establishment of civilian institutions of governance on the grounds that this would imply a premature annexation of the territory. Suspicion of civilian agencies culminated in this judgement of a court in the Netherlands after the Second World War.

Keywords:   military occupations, civilian governors, revolutionary France, civilian agents, military authority

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