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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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Regional Approaches to the Responsibility to Protect Lessons from Europe and West Africa

Regional Approaches to the Responsibility to Protect: Lessons from Europe and West Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jochem Rietveld
February 10, 2023

This book studies regional approaches to the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in Europe and West Africa. The work assesses how and to what extent the European Union (EU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have internalised the norm, both generally, in institutions, policies,...

Advocacy Networks and the Responsibility to Protect The Politics of Norm Circulation

Advocacy Networks and the Responsibility to Protect: The Politics of Norm Circulation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Sarka Kolmasova
February 01, 2023

This book contributes to existing debates on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) by demonstrating new advocacy strategies and the greater inter-connectedness of various R2P proponents. In 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted a new resolution on R2P, which reaffirmed its commitment from the 2005 ...

Protecting the Global Civilian from Violence UN Discourses and Practices in Fragile States

Protecting the Global Civilian from Violence: UN Discourses and Practices in Fragile States

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Timo Kivimäki
January 09, 2023

This book reveals why the UN is more successful than unilateral great powers in protecting civilians from violence, and focuses on the discourse, development and consequences of UN peacekeeping. Analysing statistics of state fragility and fatalities of violence, it reveals that the UN has managed ...

Covid-19 and Atrocity Prevention in East Asia

Covid-19 and Atrocity Prevention in East Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Noel M. Morada, Mely Caballero-Anthony
December 16, 2022

This edited volume examines the multifaceted impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on peoples and states in East Asia. The book brings together selected case studies in Southeast Asia and the wider East Asian region that analyse how states in the region have responded to the pandemic and its ...

Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect Origins, Implementation and Controversies

Reviewing the Responsibility to Protect: Origins, Implementation and Controversies

1st Edition

By Ramesh Thakur
February 25, 2020

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 ...

Constructing the Responsibility to Protect Contestation and Consolidation

Constructing the Responsibility to Protect: Contestation and Consolidation

1st Edition

Edited By Charles T Hunt, Phil Orchard
February 13, 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

By David Lanz
November 11, 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

Edited By Cecilia Jacob, Martin Mennecke
September 25, 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

By Mark Busser
June 03, 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 ...

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

By 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

Edited By 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

Edited By 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 ...

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