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The Routledge Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect

Edited By W. Andy Knight, Frazer Egerton Copyright 2012
    298 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the Responsibility to Protect norm in world politics, which aims to end mass atrocities against civilians.

    The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is amongst the most significant norms in global politics. As the authoritative guide to R2P, this edited volume gathers together the most respected and insightful voices to address key issues related to this emerging norm. The contributing authors do this over the course of three parts:

    • Part I: The Concept of R2P
    • Part II: Developing and Operationalising R2P
    • Part III: The view from Over Here

    This book will be of much interest to students of R2P, humanitarian intervention, genocide, human rights, international law, peace studies, international organisations, security studies and IR.

    Introduction Frazer Egerton  Part I: The Concept of R2P  1. From Sovereign Responsibility to R2P Roberta Cohen  2. The Responsibility to Prevent: Toward a Strategy Lawrence Woocher  3. The Responsibility to React Frank Chalk, Romeo Dallaire and Kyle Matthews  4. The Responsibility to Rebuild Albrecht Schnabel  5. The Challenges Facing R2P Implementation Robert Murray 6. What is Right with R2P? Frazer Egerton  Part II: Developing and Operationalising R2P  7. Operationalising Protective Intervention: Alternative models of Authorisation Nicholas Wheeler and Tim Dunne  8. Who Should Act? Collective Responsibility and the Responsibility to Protect Jennifer Welsh  9. Mobilising the Troops: Generating the PoliticalWill to Act Tom Keating  10. Leadership and the Responsibility to Protect Abiodun Williams and Jonas Claes  11. R2P and Natural Disasters Joanna Harrington 12. The Responsibility to Protect and Child Soldiers Shelly Whitman  13. Securing Consistency for Consistent Security: Gender and the Responsibility to Protect Jennifer Bond and Laurel Sherret 14. Making R2P Work: Now and in the Future Lloyd Axworthy and Allan Rock  Part III: The View from Over Here  15. Paper Tiger or Platform for Action?: South Asia and the Responsibility to Protect Sarah Teitt  16. The Economic Community of West African States and the Responsibility to Protect Kwesi Aning and Samuel Atuobi  17. Evaluating the Implementation of the Responsibility to Protect in East Africa Afyare A. Elmi  18. Southeast Asia: Between Non-Interference and Sovereignty as Responsibility Alex Bellamy and Catherine Drummond  19. R2P in the Middle East and North Africa Mojtaba Mahdavi  20. Concluding Thoughts W. Andy Knight


    W. Andy Knight is Chair of the Department of Political Science and Professor of International Relations at the University of Alberta. In March 2007, Dr Knight was appointed by the Canadian Foreign Minister to the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

    Frazer Egerton received his PhD in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and currently works for the Government of Nova Scotia in the Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

    "The second book, The Routledge Handbook of the Responsibility to Protect, provides a deep insight into the conceptualization of R2P and the debates surrounding its operationalisation." - ALVARO MELLADO DOMINGUEZ, Deputy Head of Mission Sudan (Darfur)