Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations
Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations
Brand: Edinburgh University Press

Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations

  • Publish Date: 2011-03-24
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Norrie MacQueen

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Explores the UN's track record of military action, from cold war 'brushfire' peacekeeping to the fractured globalisation of the contemporary worldMacQueen assesses armed humanitarian intervention on a region-by-region basis, from the Balkans to Africa, the Middle East to Southeast Asia. Using empirical evidence, he compiles a 'balance sheet' of the UN's successes and failures and asks hard questions about humanitarian intervention's short and long-term value.* Presents a concise analytical overview of the theoretical, moral and practical issues* Case study chapters on sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans and East Timor* Confronts hard questions about the short and long-term value of these interventions

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