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Reading Humanitarian Intervention Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law

ISBN-10: 0521047668

ISBN-13: 9780521047661

Edition: 2008

Authors: Anne Orford

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Humanitarian intervention seemed to promise a world in which human rights would be privileged over national interests or imperial ambitions during the 1990s. This book argues that humanitarian intervention had far more exploitative effects and draws on feminist, postcolonial, legal and psychoanalytic theory to provide an innovative reading of the narratives accompanying humanitarian intervention, a field which has received very little critical analysis. It concludes by considering what has been lost in the transference of concerns from humanitarian intervention to the war on terror.
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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Anne Orford is the Michael D. Kirby Professor of International Law, an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow and Director of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at the University of Melbourne. She researches in the areas of international law and legal theory, with a current focus on histories of international law, political theology and empire.

Preface
Watching East Timor
Misreading the texts of international law
Localizing the other: the imaginative geography of humanitarian intervention
Self-determination after intervention: the international community and post-conflict reconstruction
The constitution of the international community: colonial stereotypes and humanitarian narratives
Dreams of human rights
Bibliography
Index