Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century : setting the precedent /

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Author / Creator:Heraclides, Alexis, author.
Imprint:Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2015.
Description:1 online resource (xi, 253 pages)
Series:Humanitarianism : key debates and new approaches
Humanitarianism (Series)
Subject:Humanitarian intervention -- History -- 19th century.
Humanitarian intervention -- Case studies.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
International relations.
LAW -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General.
LAW -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- American Government -- General.
Humanitarian intervention.
International Relations.
Law, Politics & Government.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Dialla, Ada, author.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-240) and index.
In English.
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Summary:This book is a comprehensive presentation of humanitarian intervention in theory and practice during the course of the nineteenth century. Through four case studies, it sheds new light on the international law debate and the political theory on intervention, linking them to ongoing issues, and paying particular attention to the lesser known Russian dimension. The book begins by tracing the genealogy of the idea of humanitarian intervention to the Renaissance, evaluating the Eurocentric gaze of the civilisation-barbarity dichotomy, and elucidates the international legal arguments of both advocates and opponents of intervention, as well as the views of major political theorists. It then goes on to examine four cases as humanitarian interventions: the Greek War of Independence (1821-31), the Lebanon and Syria (1860-61), the Bulgarian atrocities (1876-78), and the U.S. intervention in Cuba (1895-98).
Other form:Print version: 9780719089909 0719089905