Humanitarian Intervention After Kosovo: Iraq, Darfur and the Record of Global Civil Society

Hardcover | October 9, 2008

byAidan Hehir

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When should the international community intervene to prevent suffering within sovereign states? This book argues that since Kosovo, the normative thesis has failed to influence international politics, as evidenced by events in Iraq and Darfur. This critique rejects realism and offers a new perspective on this important issue.

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When should the international community intervene to prevent suffering within sovereign states? This book argues that since Kosovo, the normative thesis has failed to influence international politics, as evidenced by events in Iraq and Darfur. This critique rejects realism and offers a new perspective on this important issue.

AIDAN HEHIR is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, UK. Previously he worked at the University of Limerick and the University of Sheffield. He has published in a number of academic journals.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.03 inPublished:October 9, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230542212

ISBN - 13:9780230542211

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
International Law, Sovereignty and Humanitarian Intervention
The Normative Thesis and Operation Allied Force
Humanitarian Intervention after Kosovo
The Dangers of Unregulated Humanitarian Intervention
Regulating Humanitarian Intervention: The Need for Redirection
Conclusion: Sovereignty, Human Rights and the Integrity of International Law