Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical, Legal and Political Dilemmas

Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical, Legal and Political Dilemmas

by J. L. Holzgrefe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521821983

ISBN-13: 9780521821988

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"The genocide in Rwanda showed us how terrible the consequences of inaction can be in the face of mass murder. But the conflict in Kosovo raised equally important questions about the consequences of action without international consensus and clear legal authority. On the one hand, is it legitimate for a regional organization to use force without a UN mandate? On

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"The genocide in Rwanda showed us how terrible the consequences of inaction can be in the face of mass murder. But the conflict in Kosovo raised equally important questions about the consequences of action without international consensus and clear legal authority. On the one hand, is it legitimate for a regional organization to use force without a UN mandate? On the other, is it permissible to let gross and systematic violations of human rights, with grave humanitarian consequences continue unchecked?" (United Nations Secretrary-General Kofi Annan). This book is a comprehensive, integrated discussion of 'the dilemma' of humanitarian intervention. Written by leading analysts of international politics, ethics, and law, it seeks, among other things, to identify strategies that may, if not resolve, at least reduce the current tension between human rights and state sovereignty. Humanitarian Intervention is an invaluable contribution to the debate on all aspects of this vital global issue. J.L. Holzgrefe is a Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Political Science, Duke University. He is a former Lecturer in International Relations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and visiting scholar at the Center of International Studies, Princeton University, the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and elsewhere. He was educated at Monash University, Australia and Balliol College, Oxford. He has published on the history of international relations thought. Robert O. Keohane is James B. Duke Professor of Political Science, Duke University. He is interested in the role played by governance in world politics, and in particular on how international institutions and transnational networks operate. He is the author of After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (Princeton, 1984), for which he was awarded the second annual Grawemeyer Award in 1989 for Ideas Improving World Order. He is also the author of International Institutions and State Power: Essays in International Relations Theory (Westview, 1989), co-author of Power and Independence: World Politics in Transition (Little, Brown, 1977; 3rd edition 2001), and co-author of Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research (Princeton, 1994). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521821988
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. IThe Context for Humanitarian Intervention
1The humanitarian intervention debate
2Humanitarian intervention before and after 9/11: legality and legitimacy
Pt. IIThe Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention
3The liberal case for humanitarian intervention
4Reforming the international law of humanitarian intervention
Pt. IIILaw and Humanitarian Intervention
5Changing the rules about rules?: unilateral humanitarian intervention and the future of international law
6Interpretation and change in the law of humanitarian intervention
7Humanitarian intervention: incremental change versus codification
Pt. IVThe Politics of Humanitarian Intervention
8Political authority after intervention: gradations in sovereignty
9State failure and nation-building

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