Critical Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect: Interrogating Theory and Practice

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Philip Cunliffe
Taylor & Francis, Mar 31, 2011 - History - 160 pages
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This edited volume critically examines the widely supported doctrine of the 'Responsibility to Protect', and investigates the claim that it embodies progressive values in international politics.

  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
The responsibility to protect history and politics
9
the responsibility to protect in history
11
3 Understanding the gap between the promise and reality of the responsibility to protect
19
4 The responsibility to protect and the end of the Western century
35
The responsibility to protect international law and order
49
power paternalism and the global duty of care
51
a critique of R2P
71
7 The responsibility to protect and international law
84
The responsibility to protect in Africa
101
8 The irresponsibility of the responsibility to protect in Africa
103
9 Responsibility to protect or right to punish?
125
Index
140
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About the author (2011)

Philip Cunliffe is a lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, Canterbury

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