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By Philip Cunliffe

This edited quantity significantly examines the generally supported doctrine of the 'Responsibility to Protect', and investigates the declare that it embodies innovative values in foreign politics.

Since the United countries global Summit of 2005, a striking consensus has emerged in help of the doctrine of the ‘responsibility to guard’ (R2P) – the concept that states and the foreign neighborhood endure a joint responsibility to guard peoples world wide from mass atrocities. whereas there was lots of dialogue over how this doctrine can most sensible be applied, there was no systematic feedback of the foundations underlying R2P. This quantity is the 1st significantly to interrogate either the theoretical rules and the coverage results of this doctrine.

The authors during this assortment argue that the doctrine of R2P doesn't in reality embrace revolutionary values, and so they discover the prospect that the R2P may possibly undermine political responsibility inside states and foreign peace among them. This quantity not just advances a singular set of arguments, yet also will spur debate through providing perspectives which are seldom heard in discussions of R2P. the purpose of the quantity is to convey a variety of criticisms to endure from quite a few disciplinary views, together with foreign legislation, political technology, IR concept and safeguard studies.

This e-book might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of the accountability to guard, humanitarian intervention, human protection, severe safety reviews and IR in general.

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