National Interest and International Solidarity: Particular and Universal Ethics in International Life

National Interest and International Solidarity: Particular and Universal Ethics in International Life

by Jean-Marc Coicaud
     
 

Following the end of the cold war, the 1990s witnessed an intense period of geopolitical upheaval. Humanitarian intervention became an important tool for powerful nations and international coalitions trying to alter the course of unstable countries plunged into chaos. The motivations for these interventions and their implementation have generated heated policy

Overview

Following the end of the cold war, the 1990s witnessed an intense period of geopolitical upheaval. Humanitarian intervention became an important tool for powerful nations and international coalitions trying to alter the course of unstable countries plunged into chaos. The motivations for these interventions and their implementation have generated heated policy debates ever since. This book has its origins in the intellectual and political climate of that time. The contributors analyze the arguments and counterarguments used in the debates over humanitarian intervention, then extrapolate their findings to a broader international context. In short, the book assesses the extent to which national interest and internationalist considerations enter into the rationale for actors to get involved in international crises.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789280811476
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
02/08/2008
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Marc Coicaud is head of United Nations University's office at the United Nations in New York. Nicholas J. Wheeler is senior lecturer in international relations at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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