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The Last Decade's Refugee Story

Arthur C. Helton

in The Price of Indifference: Refugees and Humanitarian Action in the New Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250318
eISBN:
9780191599477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250316.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In the 1990s, new conflicts broke out, particularly in connection with the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, as well as several ... More


Introduction

Jennifer M. Welsh

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Three main themes emerge from this edited collection. First, there has been an increased incidence of intervention for humanitarian purposes since the end of the Cold War. In these cases, the alleged ... More


Sovereignty and community: a ‘responsibility to protect’?

Norrie Macqueen

in Humanitarian Intervention and the United Nations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748636969
eISBN:
9780748672035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636969.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Closely associated with the notion of a ‘new peacekeeping’ having emerged in the post-Cold War period is the suggestion that United Nations interventions have become increasingly ‘post-Westphalian’ ... More


Introduction

Dean J. White

in The ignorant bystander?: Britain and the Rwandan genocide of 1994

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095238
eISBN:
9781781708828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095238.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The introductory chapter explores what general factors lead countries to intervene in foreign crises; it does not specifically focus on the crisis in Rwanda and instead draws on more general ... More


Legacies of Empire, Failures of Will

Alex J. Bellamy

in The Responsibility to Protect: A Defense

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198704119
eISBN:
9780191773266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704119.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores why the international community has so often failed to protect people from genocide and mass atrocities. On the one hand, it shows that the colonial experience has made many ... More


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