Skip to content

Humanitarian Intervention An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0230220312

ISBN-13: 9780230220317

Edition: 2009

Authors: Aidan Hehir

List price: $23.99
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!

Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 12/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

List of boxes
Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Humanitarian Intervention in Contemporary International Relations
The contemporary debate
The end of history
The rise of the 'international community'
Globalization and the communication revolution
Using this book
Concepts and Conceptions
What is 'Humanitarian Intervention'?
'Humanitarian intervention', 'humanitarian action' and 'military action'
Features of humanitarian intervention
The status of the parties involved
The question of consent
The means
The motives
The issue of legality
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Useful websites
The Just War Tradition
The central tenets
The evolution of the Just War tradition
Contemporary relevance
Is the tradition universally applicable?
The tradition is inherently statist
Easily abused/who decides?
Does the Just War tradition have any real utility?
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
The Sovereign State
The evolution of the sovereign state
War, religion and the modern state
Westphalia and the nation-state
The UN Charter
Organized hypocrisy?
Challenging the sovereign state in the contemporary era
The rise of human rights
Defending the sovereign state
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Theoretical Perspectives
Realism
Marxism/critical theory
Liberalism
The English School
Cosmopolitanism
Post-structuralism
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Controversies
Legality and Legitimacy
The evolution of international law and the legal status of humanitarian intervention
The evolution of international law
The legal status of humanitarian intervention
Human rights law
'Illegal but legitimate'?
The need for legal reform
The feasibility of reform
Potential legal reform
Political will or legal obstacles?
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Sovereignty as Responsibility
State responsibility
Traditional approaches to state responsibility
State responsibility and the UN Charter
The rise of human security
Political developments in the 1990s
The responsibility to protect
Key tenets
International reception and the 2005 World Summit
Challenging the responsibility to protect
Specific failings within R2P
A Western idea
Will lead to increased war and instability
[It's their] responsibility to protect
Does not address the key problem
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Who Decides?
Legitimacy, authority, power and rights
Legitimacy
Authority and power
Right or duty?
The UN Security Council
Nature of the Security Council's powers
International perception
A source of order, not justice
Alternative authorities
International morality
Liberal hierarchy thesis
Reform of the Security Council
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Motives and Means
Motives
The humanitarian imperative
In defence of interests
'He who invokes humanity wants to cheat'
Means
'Bombing for humanity'
Force protection
'War is hell'
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Cases
'Humanitarian Intervention in History
Humanitarian intervention: trends and changes
The state and the evolution of humanitarian intervention
Humanitarian intervention in historical context
Conclusion: assessing the record
Questions
Further reading
Rwanda
Nature of the crisis
The evolution of the crisis
Explaining the genocide
International response
International reaction
Could more have been done?
Impact on the debate
Never again!
The need for UN reform
Critiquing intervention
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Kosovo
Nature of the crisis
International response
1989-98: distracted superpowers
October 1998-March 1999: diplomatic failure
24 March 1999-10 June 1999: intervention
Impact on the debate
A war fought for values
'The new military humanism'
International law after Kosovo
Force protection and international humanitarian law
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Iraq
Nature of the crisis
International response
The Bush doctrine and Iraq
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Lies?
Impact on the debate
The abuse of humanitarian intervention
The role of international law
The utility of the Just War criteria
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Darfur
Nature of the crisis
International response
2003-05
2005-08
Impact on the debate
Back to Rwanda?
R2P RIP?
The limits of global civil society?
Conclusion
Questions
Further reading
Conclusion The Future of Humanitarian Intervention?
Three scenarios
In defence of the status quo
The need for legal reform
Beyond current international law
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index