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By William Bain

The foreign management of stricken states - no matter if in Bosnia, Kosovo, or East Timor - has visible a go back to the primary of trusteeship; that's whilst 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 background, legislations, and diplomacy conception, William Bain provides an authoritative and forceful account of this significant and misunderstood phenomenon.

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Recognition of the Company's claim to rule now depended on the performance of duties pertaining to the general well-being of people on behalf of whom the government of India was obliged to act as a faithful trustee. The Relation of Ruler and Subject The elevation of the native subject to the foremost concern of government encouraged a manner of thinking that not only affirmed the idea of trusteeship, but presupposed a relation of ruler and subject based on a condition of inequality. If the Company was to be responsible for the happiness and security of British India's native inhabitants, then the conditions of their individual and collective lives took on a practical importance that transcended the scholarly curiosity of the Orientalist historians of the late eighteenth century.

When considered from this vantage point, it can come as no surprise that Mill felt only contempt for the purportedly fantastic tales portrayed in the epics, poetry, and mythology he believed were responsible for leaving the Hindu mind in a shrunken and feeble state; nor is it possible to dismiss as mere mockery Smuts' suggestion that wine, women, and song are for the African the greatest consolation in life. Both Mill and Smuts comprehended, as is typical of the whig historian, a relative Hindu or African past against the backdrop of an absolute European present.

The underlying justification of this principle was most eloquently articulated in Burke's celebrated speech in support of Charles Fox's motion to abolish the Company's dominion in India. Burke understood the Company's abuse of commercial and political power as constituting a gross offence against the natural rights of men. Rights of this sort, he argued, are not the products of human activity: natural rights exist prior to the creation of positive rights and their fundamental character and inviolability are not debased by an absence of formal recognition in positive instruments of law.

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