International Authority and the Responsibility to Protect by Anne OrfordInternational Authority and the Responsibility to Protect by Anne Orford

International Authority and the Responsibility to Protect

byAnne Orford

Paperback | March 7, 2011

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The idea that states and the international community have a responsibility to protect populations at risk has framed internationalist debates about conflict prevention, humanitarian aid, peacekeeping and territorial administration since 2001. Anne Orford situates the 'responsibility to protect' concept in a wider historical and jurisprudential context, demonstrating that the appeal to protection as the basis for de facto authority has emerged at times of civil war or revolution - the protestant revolutions of early modern Europe, the bourgeois and communist revolutions of the following centuries and the revolution that is decolonisation. This history, from Hobbes to the UN, of the resulting attempts to ground authority on the capacity to guarantee security and protection is essential reading for all those seeking to understand, engage with, limit or critique the expansive forms of international rule authorised by the responsibility to protect concept.
Title:International Authority and the Responsibility to ProtectFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:248 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:March 7, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521186382

ISBN - 13:9780521186384

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Table of Contents

1. Protection in the shadow of empire; 2. Practices of protection: from the parliament of man to international executive rule; 3. How to recognise lawful authority: Hobbes, Schmitt and the responsibility to protect; 4. Who decides? Who interprets?: Jurisdiction, recognition and the institutionalisation of protection; 5. The question of status and the subject of protection.

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"...Anne Orford, a professor at Melbourne Law School in Australia, approaches the question of intervention from a distinct and original angle."
-Mahnoush H. Arsanjani, American Journal of International Law