Humanitarian Intervention: NOMOS XLVIIby Jose Quiroga, Melissa Williams
Pub. Date: 12/01/2005
Publisher: New York University Press
Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo. All are examples where humanitarian intervention has been called into action. This timely and important new volume explores the legal and moral issues which emerge when a state uses military force in order to protect innocent people from violence perpetrated or permitted by the government of that state. Humanitarian intervention can… See more details below
Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and Kosovo. All are examples where humanitarian intervention has been called into action. This timely and important new volume explores the legal and moral issues which emerge when a state uses military force in order to protect innocent people from violence perpetrated or permitted by the government of that state. Humanitarian intervention can be seen as a moral duty to protect but it is also subject to misuse as a front for imperialism without regard to international law.
In Humanitarian Intervention, the contributors explore the many questions surrounding the issue. Is humanitarian intervention permitted by international law? If not, is it nevertheless morally permissible or morally required? Realistically, might not the main consequence of the humanitarian intervention principle be that powerful states will coerce weak ones for purposes of their own? The current debate is updated by two innovations in particular, the first being the shift of emphasis from the permissibility of intervening to the responsibility to intervene, and the second an emerging conviction that the response to humanitarian crises needs to be collective, coordinated, and preemptive. The authors shed light on the timely debate of when and how to intervene and when, if ever, not to.
Contributors: Carla Bagnoli, Joseph Boyle, Anthony Coates, Thomas Franck, Brian D. Lepard, Catherine Lu, Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Terry Nardin, Thomas Pogge, Melissa S. Williams, and Kok-Chor Tan.
Terry Nardin is distinguished professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is the author of Law, Morality, and the Relations of States as well as editor of The Ethics of War and Peace.
Melissa S. Williams is associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto and is the author of Voice, Trust, and Memory and is the current editor of NOMOS.
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Table of Contents
Melissa S. Williams
PART I: PRINCIPLES
1. Traditional Just War Theory and Humanitarian Intervention
2. Humanitarian Intervention: A Conflict of Traditions
3. The Duty to Protect
4. Humanitarian Intervention as a Perfect Duty: A Kantian Argument
PART II: INSTITUTIONS
5. Legality and Legitimacy in Humanitarian Intervention
6. Moralizing Humanitarian Intervention: Why Jurying Fails and How Law Can Work
7. Whose Principles? Whose Institutions? Legitimacy Challenges for “Humanitarian Intervention”
8. Jurying Humanitarian Intervention and the Ethical Principle of Open-Minded Consultation
Brian D. Lepard
9. The Jury, the Law, and the Primacy of Politics
Melissa S. Williams
10. From State Sovereignty to Human Security (via Institutions?)
Pratap Bhanu Mehta
11. The Unavoidability of Morality: A Commentary on Mehta
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