Humanitarian Intervention, 2nd Edition
March 2012, Polity
The updated and expanded second edition of this succinct and highly accessible survey is neither celebratory nor complacent. The author locates the normative evolution of what is increasingly known as "the responsibility to protect" in the context of the global war on terror, UN debates, and such international actions as Libya. The result is an engaging exploration of the current dilemmas and future challenges for robust international humanitarian action in the twenty-first century.
About the Author vi
Foreword to the Second Edition by Gareth Evans viii
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
List of Abbreviations xviii
1 Conceptual Building Blocks 6
2 "Humanitarian" Interventions: Thumbnail Sketches 34
3 New Wars and New Humanitarianisms 66
4 New Thinking: The Responsibility to Protect 97
5 So What? Moving from Rhetoric to Reality 133
Selected Readings 210
- A fully revised and updated new edition of the leading introduction to this important topic.
- Written by one of the field's most renowned experts, this is an engaging and authoritative guide to the theory and practice of humanitarian intervention.
- Draws on a wide range of contemporary cases and examples, including Libya and the Ivory Coast, to highlight key debates.
- Perfect, thought-provoking reading for students approaching this topic for the first time.
- Includes a foreword by Gareth Evans, President of the International Crisis Group
Martha Finnemore, George Washington University
"Few observers have written more, or more persuasively, than
Professor Weiss, and this is his best work to date. A sensible,
thorough and realistic treatment."
Fernando R. Tesóon, Florida State University College of Law