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Responsibility to protect and prevent; principles, promises and practicalities.


Responsibility to protect and prevent; principles, promises and practicalities.

Janzekovic, John and Daniel Silander.

Anthem Press


196 pages



Anthem studies in peace, conflict and development


Janzekovic (politics and international relations, U. of the Sunshine Coast, Australia) and Silander (political science, Linnaeus U., Sweden) conduct an analysis of the current state of the "responsibility to protect" (R2P) doctrine of international law and debates over its practicability. They begin by placing the issues within the context of the debate on the state security versus human security paradigm and by presenting their own view that human security (prominently featuring freedom from fear and freedom from want) should be a priority if we want a more civil and moral society. They then address the evolution and development of R2P and consider its application in the controversial 1999 military intervention by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Kosovo. Discussions are then presented on the relationship between international law and human security and the various norms that support or contest the relationship between state behavior and human security. They conclude with a case study of the recent intervention in Libya and the complexities that arose from that conflict. Distributed in the US by Books International, Inc.

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Date:Oct 1, 2013
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