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Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention in the 21st Century

Aiden Warren and Damian Grenfell


Rethinking Humanitarian Interventions in the 21st Century examines the complex ethics and politics of humanitarian intervention since the end of the Cold War. These 12 essays focus on the challenges associated with interventions, conflict and attendant human rights violations, unmitigated and systematic violence, state re-building, and issues associated with human mobility and dislocation. In a context where layers to conflict are so complex and fluid, it is difficult to imagine one book could ‘rethink interventions’ to the extent that is required. Nevertheless, a contribution to debates can b ... More

Keywords: Interventions, International Security, International Relations, Globalisation, International Law, The State, Humanitarianism, Human Rights, Violence, War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474423816
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423816.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aiden Warren, editor
RMIT University

Damian Grenfell, editor
Centre for Global Research, RMIT

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Aiden Warren and Damian Grenfell

Part I The Evolution of Humanitarian Interventions in a Global Era

Part II The Limits of Sovereignty and the Ethics of Interventions

Part III The Politics of Post-intervention (Re-)Building and Humanitarian Engagement

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