Humanitarian intervention : a history /

"The dilemma of how best to protect human rights is one of the most persistent problems facing the international community today. This unique and wide-ranging history of humanitarian intervention examines responses to oppression, persecution and mass atrocities from the emergence of the interna...

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Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2011.
Description:1 online resource (xv, 408 pages) : maps
Language:English
Subject:Humanitarian intervention -- History.
Humanitarian intervention -- Case studies.
LAW -- International.
Humanitarian intervention.
Humanitäre Intervention
Internationale Politik
Humanitaire interventie.
Humanitäre Intervention.
Internationale Politik.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11827394
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Other authors / contributors:Simms, Brendan.
Trim, D. J. B. (David J. B.)
ISBN:9781139077859
1139077856
9781139080149
1139080148
9780511921292
0511921292
9781107673328
1107673321
9780521190275
0521190274
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:"The dilemma of how best to protect human rights is one of the most persistent problems facing the international community today. This unique and wide-ranging history of humanitarian intervention examines responses to oppression, persecution and mass atrocities from the emergence of the international state system and international law in the late sixteenth century, to the end of the twentieth century. Leading scholars show how opposition to tyranny and to religious persecution evolved from notions of the common interests of 'Christendom' to ultimately incorporate all people under the concept of 'human rights'. As well as examining specific episodes of intervention, the authors consider how these have been perceived and justified over time, and offer important new insights into ideas of national sovereignty, international relations and law, as well as political thought and the development of current theories of 'international community'"--
Other form:Print version: Humanitarian intervention. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521190275
Standard no.:10.1017/CBO9780511921292
40019446824