Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

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Should states use military force for humanitarian purposes? What are the challenges to international society posed by humanitarian intervention in a post-September 11th world? This path-breaking work brings together well-known scholars of law, philosophy, and international relations, together with practitioners who have been actively engaged in intervention during the past decade. Together, this team provides practical and theoretical answers to one of the most
burning issues of our day. Case studies include Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, and East Timor, as well as the recent US intervention in Afghanistan. The book demonstrates why humanitarian intervention continues to be a controversial issue not only for the United Nations but also for Western states and
humanitarian organizations.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 14mm | 400g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199291624
  • 9780199291625
  • 779,600

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; PART 1: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY AND HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION ; 2. Limiting Sovereignty ; 3. The Humanitarian Responsibilities of Sovereignty: Explaining the Development of a New Norm of Military Humanitarian Intervention for Humanitarian Purposes in International Society ; 4. Taking Consequences Seriously: Objections to Humanitarian Intervention ; PART 2: THE POLITICS AND PRACTICE OF HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION ; 5. The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention ; 6. Humanitarian Intervention in the Balkans ; 7. Humanitarian Intervention and International Society: Lessons from Africa ; 8. International Intervention in East Timor ; 9. Humanitarian Intervention and Afghanistan ; 10. Conclusion: Humanitarian Intervention after 11 September ; Bibliography
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Review from previous edition All the essays are clear and sophisticated and overall they provide a very effective overview of the military dimensions of humanitarianism. * International Affairs *
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