• Title: Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas in Action
  • Author: Thomas G. Weiss Gareth Evans
  • ISBN: 9780745640228
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Paperback
  • Humanitarian Intervention Ideas in Action 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 w
    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 interventioA 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 intervention in the modern world He examines political, ethical, legal, strategic, economic, and operational dimensions and uses a wide range of cases to highlight key debates and controversies 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 war on terror and the 2005 UN World Summit The result is an engaging exploration of the current dilemmas and future challenges for international humanitarian action in the 21st Century.

    One Reply to “Humanitarian Intervention: Ideas in Action”

    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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 [...]

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