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Special Problems III: The Question of Using Military Force in the Frame of the Responsibility to Protect

Glanville, Luke

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This chapter examines the ethics and politics of using military force to protect populations from mass atrocities. I trace the emergence of the concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), observing its deep historical roots as well as its rapid development in recent years. I then explore ongoing ethical and political debates concerning R2P and the use of force. I observe that, while virtually all states agree that the suffering of vulnerable populations should be a matter of international...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGlanville, Luke
dc.contributor.editorJames Turner Johnson
dc.contributor.editorEric D. Patterson
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:16:49Z
dc.date.available2015-12-08T22:16:49Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781472416285
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/30852
dc.description.abstractThis chapter examines the ethics and politics of using military force to protect populations from mass atrocities. I trace the emergence of the concept of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P), observing its deep historical roots as well as its rapid development in recent years. I then explore ongoing ethical and political debates concerning R2P and the use of force. I observe that, while virtually all states agree that the suffering of vulnerable populations should be a matter of international concern, some states continue to be reluctant to endorse a right of military intervention for their protection. They do so for both principled and pragmatic reasons. Meanwhile some other states, while accepting that there is such a right, resist suggestions there may be a duty to act to protect the vulnerable when such action does not coincide with their vital interests.
dc.publisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofThe Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.titleSpecial Problems III: The Question of Using Military Force in the Frame of the Responsibility to Protect
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor160607 - International Relations
local.identifier.ariespublicationu8701575xPUB77
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGlanville, Luke, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage89
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage99
local.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315613246-14
local.identifier.absseo940399 - International Relations not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:54:57Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationFarnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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