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The Morality of Peacekeeping

Daniel H. Levine


International peacekeeping is one of the primary ways that global and regional institutions, such as the United Nations and the African Union, respond to conflict, violence, instability, and human rights abuses. While a major component of many peacekeeping operations is military, peacekeeping is different enough from other military options that trying to analyse its proper conduct using the traditional just war principles of jus in bello is inadequate. A moral analysis of peacekeeping must take full account of the fact that peacekeepers should not relate even to hostile forces as enemies; and, ... More

Keywords: Peacekeeping, United Nations, Just War, Political Theory, International Relations, Ethics, Human Security, Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilians

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748675890
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675890.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel H. Levine, author
University of Maryland