ISBN-10:
0896802450
ISBN-13:
9780896802452
Pub. Date:
02/15/2006
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Military Intervention after the Cold War: The Evolution of Theory and Practice

Military Intervention after the Cold War: The Evolution of Theory and Practice

by Andrea Kathryn Talentino

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Overview


For hundreds of years military intervention was considered taboo and prohibited by international law. Since 1992, intervention has often been described as an international responsibility and efforts have been made to give it legal justification. This represents an extraordinary change in perceptions, and one that has taken place in only the space of a decade.

Military Intervention After the Cold War explores how and why this change took place, looking at how both ideas and actions changed in the post-Cold War period to make military intervention a tool of international security and a defining characteristic of the international system. Although it is often touted as a strategy to rebuild collapsed states, the examples of success are few and far between. Andrea Kathryn Talentino argues that standards of human rights and responsible governance have become part of the definition of international security. She addresses questions that are vital in the post-9/11 world, where weak and collapsed states are recognized as permissive and at times supportive environments for criminal actors.

The specter of terrorism has placed even greater emphasis on the need to understand why military intervention happens and how it could be more effective. With the news full of stories on intervention and nation-building, scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and readers interested in understanding global interdependence will find Military Intervention After the Cold War an indispensable book.Andrea Kathryn Talentino is an assistant professor of international relations at Tulane University, New Orleans.The author of numerous articles on military intervention and post- conflict rebuilding, she is currently focusing on the link between nation-building and political violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780896802452
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 02/15/2006
Series: Ohio RIS Global Series , #4
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Andrea Kathryn Talentino is an assistant professor of international relations at Tulane University, New Orleans.The author of numerous articles on military intervention and post- conflict rebuilding, she is currently focusing on the link between nation-building and political violence.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
List of Abbreviationsxiii
Introduction1
Chapter 1Intervention Reconsidered19
Chapter 2Theoretical Foundations57
Chapter 3Lessons in Failure: Intervention in Somalia95
Chapter 4One Step Forward? Intervention in Haiti127
Chapter 5The Ongoing Struggle: Intervention in Bosnia158
Chapter 6ECOWAS, the UN, and Sierra Leone200
Chapter 7Pushing the Envelope in Kosovo239
Chapter 8Conclusions276
Notes309
Bibliography343
Index357

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