Humanitarian action confronts us with the dilemmas of international relations in the age of globalization. The approach in this book is holistic, comparative and analytical. Humanitarian intervention is considered from the point of view of political economy, public administration, international relations, international law, the military, political theory, sociology, culture and media studies. Chapters discuss experiences across Bosnia, Rwanda, Somalia, Iraq, Haiti and other cases, if we are moving towards global governance humanitarian intervention is part of this motion. It is a harbinger of a new global politics, which is all the more reason to consider it scrupulously.
About the Author
Jan Nederveen Pieterse is presently Associate Professor in Sociology at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.
Table of ContentsPreface Notes on Contributors Humanitarian Intervention and Beyond: Introduction; Jan Nederveen Pieterse Humanitarian Action in War Zones: Recent Experience and Future Research; Thomas G. Weiss Containing Systemic Crisis: The Regionalization of Welfare and Security Policy; Mark Duffield Human Rights and Intervention: A Case for Caution; Caroline Thomas and Melvyn Reader Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention; Bhikku Parekh Humanitarian Intervention: A Military View; Major-General Rtd J.W.Brinkman The Media and the Rwanda Crisis: Effects on Audiences and Public Policy; Greg Philo, Lindsey Hilsum, Liza Beattie and Rick Holliman Sociology of Humanitarian Intervention: Bosnia, Rwanda and Somalia Compared; Jan Nederveen Pieterse Conclusion Index