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The failure to protect : the path to and consequences of humanitarian interventionism

Author: Timo Kivimäki
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Timo Kivimaki investigates the reasons behind, and consequences of, military operations by Western powers. It focuses on those interventions aimed at protecting civilians from terror, dictators and criminals in fragile states. In doing so it contributes to the cosmopolitan, feminist and post-colonial literature on humanitarian interventions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timo Kivimäki
ISBN: 9781788111010 178811101X
OCLC Number: 1083205451
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 225 pages)
Contents: Front Matter; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 State fragility and intervention, new wars and protection wars; 3 The nature and rationale of protection wars; 4 The consequences of humanitarian interventions; 5 Counter-cosmopolitan discourse: what are the reasons forviolence?; 6 Hidden agendas and the protection of civilians; 7 How did unilateralism sneak into cosmopolitan protection?; 8 How did the preference for power-centric strategies emerge in cosmopolitan protection?; 9 From cosmopolitanism to neocosmopolitanism: democratizingand degendering cosmopolitan protection
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