Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Paperback | July 8, 2006

EditorJennifer M. Welsh

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Should states use military force for humanitarian purposes? What are the challenges to international society posed by humanitarian intervention in a post-September 11th world? This path-breaking work brings together well-known scholars of law, philosophy, and international relations, togetherwith practitioners who have been actively engaged in intervention during the past decade. Together, this team provides practical and theoretical answers to one of the most burning issues of our day. Case studies include Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, and East Timor, as well as the recent USintervention in Afghanistan. The book demonstrates why humanitarian intervention continues to be a controversial issue not only for the United Nations but also for Western states and humanitarian organizations.

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Should states use military force for humanitarian purposes? What are the challenges to international society posed by humanitarian intervention in a post-September 11th world? This path-breaking work brings together well-known scholars of law, philosophy, and international relations, togetherwith practitioners who have been actively en...

Jennifer Welsh is a University Lecturer in International Relations and Fellow at Somerville College Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.55 inPublished:July 8, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199291624

ISBN - 13:9780199291625

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Table of Contents

1. Jennifer M. Welsh: IntroductionPart 1: International Relations Theory and Humanitarian Intervention2. Henry Shue: Limiting Sovereignty3. Nicholas J. Wheeler: The Humanitarian Responsibilities of Sovereignty: Explaining the Development of a New Norm of Military Humanitarian Intervention for Humanitarian Purposes in International Society4. Jennifer M. Welsh: Taking Consequences Seriously: Objections to Humanitarian InterventionPart 2: The Politics and Practice of Humanitarian Intervention5. Sir Adam Roberts: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention6. Nicholas Morris: Humanitarian Intervention in the Balkans7. James Mayall: Humanitarian Intervention and International Society: Lessons from Africa8. Ian Martin: International Intervention in East Timor9. Simon Chesterman: Humanitarian Intervention and Afghanistan10. Jennifer M. Welsh: Conclusion: Humanitarian Intervention after 11 SeptemberBibliography

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`Review from previous edition All the essays are clear and sophisticated and overall they provide a very effective overview of the military dimensions of humanitarianism.'International Affairs