Humanitarian Intervention: NOMOS XLVII

Humanitarian Intervention: NOMOS XLVII

by Terry Nardin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814758312

ISBN-13: 9780814758311

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814758311
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Series:
NOMOS - American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents


Preface
Melissa S. Williams
Contributors
Introduction
Terry Nardin
PART I: PRINCIPLES
1. Traditional Just War Theory and Humanitarian Intervention
Joseph Boyle
2. Humanitarian Intervention: A Conflict of Traditions
Anthony Coates
3. The Duty to Protect
Kok-Chor Tan
4. Humanitarian Intervention as a Perfect Duty: A Kantian Argument
Carla Bagnoli
PART II: INSTITUTIONS
5. Legality and Legitimacy in Humanitarian Intervention
Thomas Franck
6. Moralizing Humanitarian Intervention: Why Jurying Fails and How Law Can Work
Thomas Pogge
7. Whose Principles? Whose Institutions? Legitimacy Challenges for “Humanitarian Intervention”
Catherine Lu
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
Kok-Chor Tan
Index

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