Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations

Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations

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Explores the UN's track record of military action, from cold war 'brushfire' peacekeeping to the fractured globalisation of the contemporary worldMacQueen assesses armed humanitarian intervention on a region-by-region basis, from the Balkans to Africa, the Middle East to Southeast Asia. Using empirical evidence, he compiles a 'balance sheet' of the UN's successes and failures and asks hard questions about humanitarian intervention's short and long-term value.* Presents a concise analytical overview of the theoretical, moral and practical issues* Case study chapters on sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans and East Timor* Confronts hard questions about the short and long-term value of these interventionsBoutros-Ghalia#39;s proposal was for UN legitimisation of action by non-UN forces. ... standinga#39; along with a need to show that the US was ready to accept the global responsibilities implicit in this role. ... of the television pictures of the starving kids, substantial pressures from the Congress . . . came from the same source .

Title:Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations
Author:Norrie MacQueen
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press - 2011-03-24


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