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By Philip Cunliffe

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

Since the United international locations international Summit of 2005, a notable consensus has emerged in aid of the doctrine of the ‘responsibility to guard’ (R2P) – the concept that states and the foreign group undergo a joint accountability to guard peoples around the globe from mass atrocities. whereas there was lots of dialogue over how this doctrine can top be carried out, there was no systematic feedback of the rules underlying R2P. This quantity is the 1st seriously 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 actually embrace revolutionary values, and so they discover the prospect that the R2P may possibly undermine political responsibility inside of states and foreign peace among them. This quantity not just advances a singular set of arguments, yet also will spur debate through supplying perspectives which are seldom heard in discussions of R2P. the purpose of the quantity is to carry a number criticisms to endure from various disciplinary views, together with foreign legislations, political technology, IR conception and safeguard studies.

This ebook may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of the accountability to guard, humanitarian intervention, human safeguard, severe safeguard reviews and IR in general.

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