The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality And The Future Of Humanitarian Intervention by Aidan HehirThe Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality And The Future Of Humanitarian Intervention by Aidan Hehir

The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality And The Future Of Humanitarian Intervention

byAidan Hehir

Paperback | April 11, 2012

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The notion of a responsibility to protect (R2P) has come to dominate debates about humanitarian intervention. This important new book provides a systematic assessment of its evolution and gives a careful critique of its limits in mapping out alternative avenues for the prevention of - and responses to - humanitarian crises.

AIDAN HEHIR Director of the Security and International Relations Programme at the University of Westminster, UK. His books include Kosovo, Intervention and State building (Routledge, 2010), Humanitarian Intervention: An Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010); Humanitarian Intervention After Kosovo (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)andState B...
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Title:The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality And The Future Of Humanitarian InterventionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:April 11, 2012Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230289185

ISBN - 13:9780230289185

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Rhetoric and Reality
PART I: THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT: SOUND AND FURY?
The Evolution of the Responsibility to Protect
The Responsibility to Protect, Authority and International Law
Prevention: The Last Refuge of the Unimaginative?
Political Will and Non-Intervention
PART II: BEYONE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT
In Defence of Humanitarian Intervention and the Potential of International Law
Understanding the Tension between Sovereignty and Intervention
Grasping the Nettle: The Parameters of Viable Reform
Conclusion: the Future of Humanitarian Intervention

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"Aidan Hehir's thoughtful and crisply-written book is essential reading for those who believe that our ability to cope with the future must begin with frank self-criticism and continue with relentless assessment of past events, mistakes, and illusions. While I disagree with some of his conclusions, his argument cannot be ignored by honest members of the R2P choir or by R2P agnostics and atheists." - Thomas G. Weiss, City University of New York, USA"Aidan Hehir's critique of the 'responsibility to protect' warns against relying on moral suasion alone to change behaviour. While not all will agree with his proposed solutions, his efforts to take the word 'responsibility' seriously should be considered by all those who believe that coercive action is sometimes necessary." - Jennifer M. Welsh, University of Oxford, UK