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Global Politics and the Responsibility to Protect


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This book series aims to gather the best new thinking about the Responsibility to Protect into a core set of volumes that provides a definitive account of the principle, its implementation, and role in crises, reflecting a plurality of views and regional perspectives.

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Constructing the Responsibility to Protect: Contestation and Consolidation

Constructing the Responsibility to Protect: Contestation and Consolidation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Charles T. Hunt, Phil Orchard
February 25, 2020

This volume examines the ongoing construction of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine, elaborating on areas of both consolidation and contestation. The book focuses on how the R2P doctrine has been both consolidated and contested along three dimensions, regarding its meaning, status and...

The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur: From Forgotten Conflict to Global Cause and Back

The Responsibility to Protect in Darfur: From Forgotten Conflict to Global Cause and Back

1st Edition

David Lanz
November 07, 2019

This book analyzes the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in the context of the conflict in Darfur, using detailed empirical evidence. The volume traces Darfur’s evolution from forgotten conflict to a major global cause and back to obscurity. The emergence of a far-reaching international response to...

Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: A Future Agenda

Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: A Future Agenda

1st Edition

Cecilia Jacob, Martin Mennecke
September 23, 2019

This book examines core thematic approaches to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and analyzes case studies regarding the implementation of this important global norm. The volume analyzes this process at international, regional and local levels, and identifies an urgent need to progress from...

Ethics, Obligation, and the Responsibility to Protect: Contesting the Global Power Relations of Accountability

Ethics, Obligation, and the Responsibility to Protect: Contesting the Global Power Relations of Accountability

1st Edition

Mark Busser
June 04, 2019

This book critically examines arguments about ‘obligation’ and ‘responsibility’ in relation to the responsibility to protect (R2P) and situates it within wider moral argumentation concerning the role of culpability, answerability, and human rights in international affairs. It discusses the ways in...

Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect: Origins, Implementation and Controversies

Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect: Origins, Implementation and Controversies

1st Edition

Ramesh Thakur
November 26, 2018

This volume is a collection of some of the key essays by Ramesh Thakur on the origins, implementation and future prospects of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) norm. The book offers a comprehensive yet accessible review of the origins, evolution, advances and shortcomings of the R2P principle. A...

Evaluating the Responsibility to Protect: Mass Atrocity Prevention as a Consolidating Norm in International Society

Evaluating the Responsibility to Protect: Mass Atrocity Prevention as a Consolidating Norm in International Society

1st Edition

Noële Crossley
August 23, 2018

This book evaluates the extent to which the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has consolidated as a norm in international society. A consolidated norm in international society is defined here as a regularised pattern of behaviour that is widely accepted as appropriate within a given social context....

International Organizations and The Rise of ISIL: Global Responses to Human Security Threats

International Organizations and The Rise of ISIL: Global Responses to Human Security Threats

1st Edition

Daniel Silander, Don Wallace, John Janzekovic
January 24, 2018

This book seeks to understand the obligations of the international community to promote and protect state and human security in situations of international humanitarian crises. In Iraq and Syria, as well as in neighbouring states, the rise of ISIL has raised serious state and human security...

Reassessing the Responsibility to Protect: Conceptual and Operational Challenges

Reassessing the Responsibility to Protect: Conceptual and Operational Challenges

1st Edition

Brett R. O'Bannon
June 30, 2017

This book explores conceptual and operational questions regarding the development and implementation of the Responsibility to Protect. The mass atrocity norm known as the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has enjoyed meteoric success since the concept was introduced in 2001. But perhaps precisely...

International Responsibility and Grave Humanitarian Crises: Collective Provision for Human Security

International Responsibility and Grave Humanitarian Crises: Collective Provision for Human Security

1st Edition

Hannes Peltonen
May 31, 2017

This book examines responsibility in grave humanitarian crises, focusing on the international community's collective responsibility to take action in such cases as genocide or ethnic cleansing. The idea of collective responsibility highlights how we would like to see the global level primarily as...

International Organizations and the Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect: The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

International Organizations and the Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect: The Humanitarian Crisis in Syria

1st Edition

Daniel Silander, Don Wallace
January 31, 2017

This book seeks to understand the obligation of the international community to implement the principles of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). With a focus on the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the volume examines what formal responsibility and actual capability international institutions have to...

UN Emergency Peace Service and the Responsibility to Protect

UN Emergency Peace Service and the Responsibility to Protect

1st Edition

Annie Herro
June 28, 2016

This book examines the attitudes of political, military and non-state actors towards the idea of a UN Emergency Peace Service, and the issues that might affect the establishment of this service in both theory and practice. The United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) is a civil society-led...

The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court: Protection and Prosecution in Kenya

The Responsibility to Protect and the International Criminal Court: Protection and Prosecution in Kenya

1st Edition

Serena Sharma
December 21, 2015

This book provides an account of how the responsibility to protect (R2P) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) were applied in Kenya. In the aftermath of the disputed presidential election on 27 December 2007, Kenya descended into its worst crisis since independence. The 2007-08 post-election...

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