Question of Intervention

Question of Intervention : John Stuart Mill and the Responsibility to Protect

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The question of when or if a nation should intervene in another country's affairs is one of the most important concerns in today's volatile world. Taking John Stuart Mill's famous 1859 essay "A Few Words on Non-Intervention" as his starting point, international relations scholar Michael W. Doyle addresses the thorny issue of when a state's sovereignty should be respected and when it should be overridden or disregarded by other states in the name of humanitarian protection, national self-determination, or national security. In this time of complex social and political interplay and increasingly sophisticated and deadly weaponry, Doyle reinvigorates Mill's principles for a new era while assessing the new United Nations doctrine of responsibility to protect.

In the twenty-first century, intervention can take many forms: military and economic, unilateral and multilateral. Doyle's thought-provoking argument examines essential moral and legal questions underlying significant American foreign policy dilemmas of recent years, including Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 17mm | 361g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 b-w illus.
  • 0300230605
  • 9780300230604
  • 1,783,551

About Michael W. Doyle

Michael W. Doyle is a University Professor of Columbia University; is affiliated with the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia Law School, and the Political Science Department; and was formerly Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
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