The Humanitarian Responsibilities of Sovereignty

Nicholas Wheeler

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This edited book investigates the controversial place of humanitarian intervention in the theory and practice of International Relations. Although the subject has gained greater prominence, it continues to have an uneasy relationship with both the major schools of thought in the discipline of IR, and the behaviour of states, international organizations, and non-governmental actors. Many academic discussions focus on the question of whether there is a legal 'right' of humanitarian intervention, giving insufficient attention to the underlying ethical issues, the politics within international organizations and coalitions, and the practical dilemmas faced by international actors - before, during, and after the intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHumanitarian Intervention and International Relations (Oxford: Oxford University Press
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)0199267219
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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