The Political Economy of Human Rights Enforcement: Moral and Intellectual Leadership in the Context…

Hardcover | July 15, 2008

byIvan Manokha

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This book examines humanitarian interventions in the post-Cold War era within the context of the development of global capitalism. It argues that protection of human rights is a noble idea and it is often our duty to use force to uphold these rights. However, Ivan Manokha shows that within the context of the late-modern world characterised by a global form of capitalism such attempts to promote and protect human rights have an unintended consequence of contributing to the perpetuation of poverty and poverty-related problems resulting from the functioning of the global political economy.

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This book examines humanitarian interventions in the post-Cold War era within the context of the development of global capitalism. It argues that protection of human rights is a noble idea and it is often our duty to use force to uphold these rights. However, Ivan Manokha shows that within the context of the late-modern world character...

IVAN MANOKHA is Head of Masters in International Affairs, Institut d'Etudes Politiques, France.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.78 × 5.62 × 0.84 inPublished:July 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023055072X

ISBN - 13:9780230550728

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Table of Contents

Introduction * What Do We Know About Humanitarian Intervention from the Existing Literature? * History of Intervention: From Just War Theory to Modern Humanitarianism * What is "Global" About Globalization? * Humanitarian Intervention and Moral and Intellectual Leadership in the Context of Global Hegemony * The Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention in the Context of Global Capitalism * Conclusion