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Humanitarian Intervention

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ISBN-10: 0745659810

ISBN-13: 9780745659817

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Thomas G. Weiss, Gareth Evans

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A singular development of the post Cold-War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, and more recently Libya to Côte d'Ivoire, soldiers have rescued some civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones. Could more be saved? Drawing on over two decades of research, Thomas G. Weiss answers "yes" and provides a persuasive introduction to the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention in the modern world. He examines political, ethical, legal, strategic, economic, and operational dimensions and uses a wide range of cases to highlight key debates and controversies.The updated and expanded second edition of this…    
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 3/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Michael I. Harrison, Ph.D, is a Senior Social Scientist in the Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). He leads Agency activities in Health System Design, manages and contributes to research in delivery systems across the United States, and conducts research on organizational improvement and implementation of system change. His publications include papers in leading health services research journals, Diagnosing Organizations: Methods, Models, and Processes (Sage, 2005), and Implementing Change in Health Systems: Market Reforms in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the Netherlands (SAGE, 2004). He has given presentations and led…    

About the Author
Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface and Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Conceptual Building Blocks
"Humanitarian" Interventions: Thumbnail Sketches
New Wars and New Humanitarianisms
New Thinking: The Responsibility to Protect
So What? Moving from Rhetoric to Reality
Notes
Selected Readings
Index