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A Poggean Approach to Mass Atrocities. Political Will for Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect

Master's Thesis 2014 61 Pages

Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights

Summary

Humanitarian intervention and R2P, have been plagued in practice by a pervasive lack of political will to action. To overcome this situation and supply determinacy for international responses to global manifestations of mass atrocities, a two-stage approach is required.

Firstly increasing political will via the development of a new and encompassing moral edict, where humanitarian intervention and R2P are recognised as unavoidable obligations upon the international community. And secondly increasing political will via an achievable reform agenda that lowers political/material barriers, and diminishes the size and scope of future humanitarian challenges.

An approach that fundamentally represents the creation of restructured global paradigm, whereby the ‘ethics vs. politics’ decision-making equation is tilted to the point that future emergent humanitarian emergencies will predicably and consistently meet with timely and decisive intervention. Such an approach is achievable, predominantly through an adaption and expansion of the work of cosmopolitan philosopher Thomas Pogge.

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Pages
61
Year
2014
ISBN (Book)
9783668618107
File size
960 KB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v385829
Institution / College
Deakin University
Grade
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poggean approach mass atrocities political will humanitarian intervention responsibility protect r2p Thomas pogge Humanitarian intervention moral responsiblity

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Title: A Poggean Approach to Mass Atrocities. Political Will for Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect