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Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas in Action

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A singular development of the post Cold-War era is the use of military force to protect human beings. From Rwanda to Kosovo, Sierra Leone to East Timor, soldiers have rescued civilians in some of the world's most notorious war zones.

Drawing on two decades of research, Thomas G. Weiss provides a compelling introduction to the theory and practice of humanitarian interventio
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Paperback, 196 pages
Published May 8th 2007 by Polity Press (first published January 31st 2007)
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Lynn
Weiss has written a scholarly book in favor of humanitarian intervention and how important it can be. In an era of weak countries with dubious strength, the idea of borders and nationhood is a poor excuse for powerful nations to leave citizens in weak nations at the mercy of a cruel and often homicidal government. Weiss points out that the UN did help in the Gulf War and ran a successful campaign of humanitarian intervention in the Balkans. In a survey, the people of the Balkans were asked if th ...more
Michael Griswold
I'm venturing a guess that the 2nd edition of Thomas G. Weiss text on humanitarian intervention mostly would appeal to political science majors heavily invested in the concept, but its' written in a fairly straightforward way, so that the average person on the street without years of political science courses would walk away with an understanding of what humanitarian intervention is, how the concept is applied, and the problems that applying the concept within the international community are cov ...more
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Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, where he is co-director of the UN Intellectual History Project. He is President (2009-10) of the International Studies Association, chair (2006-9) of the Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS). His latest book is What's Wrong with the U ...more
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