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International authority and the responsibility to protect 1 edition

International authority and the responsibility to protect
Anne Orford

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International authority and the responsibility to protect
Anne Orford

Published 2011 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"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. This book situates the responsibility to protect concept in a broad 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 analysis, 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 practices of international executive action authorised by the responsibility to protect concept"--

"Protection in the Shadow of Empire Since the late 1950s, the United Nations and other international actors have developed and systematised a body of practices aimed at 'the maintenance of order' and 'the protection of life' in the decolonised world. These practices range from fact-finding and the provision of humanitarian assistance to peacekeeping, the management of refugee camps and territorial administration. As the UN and humanitarian organisations expanded and consolidated those practices, a new form of authority began to emerge. This book is an exploration of the ways in which those practices of governing and that form of authority have been represented. It focuses in particular upon a new basis for justifying and rationalising international rule that emerged at the beginning of the twenty-first century"--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
KZ6374 .O74 2011

The Physical Object

p. cm.

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Internet Archive
9780521199995, 9780521186384
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