Humanitarian Intervention

Humanitarian Intervention

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Fully revised and updated to include events in Libya, Afghanistan and the Ivory Coast, the second edition of this popular and well respected book introduces students to the theory, practice and current challenges of humanitarian intervention in the contemporary world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 146 x 218 x 24mm | 421.84g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745659802
  • 9780745659800

Review quote

"In Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas in Action, Tom Weiss again demonstrates his unique talent for bringing conceptual clarity and rigorous analysis to pressing and messy real-world dilemmas. Protecting endangered people abroad raises thorny issues - politically, practically, and ethically. In this engaging book, Weiss offers a conceptual guide to understanding these dilemmas, and his application of these concepts to contemporary humanitarian emergencies will be useful to both scholars and practitioners alike. This is an essential book for anyone interested in humanitarian action." Martha Finnemore, George Washington University "Few observers have written more, or more persuasively, than Professor Weiss, and this is his best work to date. A sensible, thorough and realistic treatment." Fernando R. Tesoon, Florida State University College of Lawshow more

About Thomas G. Weiss

Thomas G. Weiss is presidential professor of political science and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center.show more

Table of contents

About the Author vi Foreword to the Second Edition by Gareth Evans viii Preface and Acknowledgments xiii List of Abbreviations xviii Introduction 1 1 Conceptual Building Blocks 6 2 "Humanitarian" Interventions: Thumbnail Sketches 34 3 New Wars and New Humanitarianisms 66 4 New Thinking: The Responsibility to Protect 97 5 So What? Moving from Rhetoric to Reality 133 Notes 174 Selected Readings 210 Index 215show more

Review Text

"In Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas in Action , Tom Weiss again demonstrates his unique talent for bringing conceptual clarity and rigorous analysis to pressing and messy real-world dilemmas. Protecting endangered people abroad raises thorny issues - politically, practically, and ethically. In this engaging book, Weiss offers a conceptual guide to understanding these dilemmas, and his application of these concepts to contemporary humanitarian emergencies will be useful to both scholars and practitioners alike. This is an essential book for anyone interested in humanitarian action."§Martha Finnemore, George Washington University§"Few observers have written more, or more persuasively, than Professor Weiss, and this is his best work to date. A sensible, thorough and realistic treatment."§Fernando R. Tesó;on, Florida State University College of Law§show more

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