Placing humanitarian intervention in a long-term historical context, Knudsen reconsiders the doctrine's place in international society as well as the principles on which this society is based. He examines: the legal and political status of humanitarian intervention in what ways the rights of humanitarian intervention constitute a threat to the bases of international order, and how this affects the position of an individual in international society the extent to which humanitarian intervention questions the conventional assumption that international solidarity and the pursuit of human justice are fundamentally at odds with the normative foundation of modern international society. The book provides case-studies on Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
Table of Contents
1. The Post-Cold War Revival of Humanitarian Intervention Part 1: Theoretical Investigations 2. International Society and Institutional Change 3. Solidarism, Pluralism and the Problems of Humanitarian Intervention Part 2: Humanitarian Intervention in International Politics: Earlier manifestations of the doctrine 4. The History of Humanitarian Intervention 5. The Twentieth-Century Marginalization of Humanitarian Intervention Part 3: Humanitarian Intervention in International Politics: Contemporary manifestations of the doctrine 6. Humanitarian Intervention in Northern Iraq: A precedent established 7. Humanitarian Intervention in Somalia: Confirmation and disillusion 8. Humanitarian Intervention in Bosnia-Herzegovina: From assistance to just war 9. Humanitarian Intervention in Rwanda: The limits of international solidarity 10. Humanitarian Intervention in Kosovo: The problem of authorization 11. Humanitarian Intervention in Afghanistan 12. From Humanitarian Intervention to Intervention for Order, Peace and Democracy 13. The Legacy of a Decade: Emerging principles, patterns and procedures Part 4: International Society and the Qualified Right of Humanitarian Intervention: Consequences and perspectives 14. The Problems of Humanitarian Intervention Revisited 15. A Solidarist World Restored 16. Conclusion