9781315187075 (e-book) 1315187078 9781351739016 1351739018 9781351738996 1351738992
"This title was first published in 2002. Was the bombing of Belgrade morally justified as an attempt to halt 'ethnic cleansing' in Kosovo'? Should Western states have tried to prevent the slaughter in Rwanda? Are there, indeed, genuinely universal 'human rights' which could justify such interventions, or is the upholding of such rights simply the imposition of culturally specific values on other cultures? Is national sovereignty a necessary and legitimate impediment to intervention, or are we seeing the emergence of a 'new international order' in which national boundaries are less significant? These and related ethical and political questions are addressed from a wide variety of perspectives by the contributors to this book. The answers presented form important reading for students and researchers in philosophy and in international relations, and for anyone interested in the difficult questions about whether and when other states may intervene in a country's internal affairs in order to uphold human rights."--Provided by publisher.
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Part, Part I Human Rights chapter 1 Introduction chapter 1 Grounding Human Rights: What Difference Does It Make? / Gideon Calder chapter 2 Theorizing International Rights: Two Perspectives Considered / Donal O'Reardon chapter 3 Universalism and Cultural Specificity: Female Circumcision, Intrinsic Dignity and Human Rights part, Part II The Ethics of Humanitarian Intervention chapter 4 Violent Humanitarianism An Oxymoron? chapter 5 Humanitarian Intervention and the Logic of War part, Part III Problems of Selectivity and Consistency chapter 6 Genocide, Consistency and War chapter 7 Selectivity, Imperfect Obligations and the Character of Humanitarian Morality part, Part IV National Sovereignty and the Legitimacy of Intervention chapter 8 Humanitarian Intervention and International Political Theory chapter 9 On the Justifiability of Military Intervention: The Kosovan Case chapter 10 Intervention and Collective Justice in the Post-Westphalian System chapter 11 Repression, Secession and Intervention part, Part V The New International Order chapter 12 Global Village, Global Polis chapter 13 A Non-Liberal Approach to the Concept of an 'International Order' part, Part VI Wider Values chapter 14 Stretching Humanitarianisms: Cultural and Aesthetic Values and Military Intervention.
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