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Humanitarian intervention : ideas in action

Author: Thomas G Weiss
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, Mass. : Polity Press, 2007.
Series: War and conflict in the modern world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 intervention in the modern world. He examines  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Weiss
ISBN: 9780745640211 0745640214 9780745640228 0745640222
OCLC Number: 85828966
Description: xvii, 196 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Conceptual building blocks --
"Humanitarian" interventions: thumbnail sketches --
New wars and new humanitarianisms --
New thinking: the responsibility to protect --
So what? Moving from rhetoric to reality.
Series Title: War and conflict in the modern world.
Responsibility: Thomas G. Weiss ; [with a foreword by Gareth Evans].
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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  Read more...

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