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Humanitarian intervention and the moral dimension of violence

Jannika Brostrom

in Violence and the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097027
eISBN:
9781526103987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097027.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the use of morality in cases of violence justified as humanitarian intervention. It argues that rather than this being reflective of normative shifts in world politics brought ... More


Dangerously Unstable

William J. Rust

in Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Divisions among the non-communist Lao politicians, a disciplined slate of Pathet Lao and leftist candidates, and the failure of Booster Shot to achieve its objectives lead to a May 1958 election ... More


Lessons from Europe 1914 for Asia 2014: Reflections on the Centenary of the Outbreak of World War I

Kevin Rudd

in The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028998
eISBN:
9780262326773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028998.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

World War I was not inevitable, but the balance of power allowed war to occur. Local conflicts were allowed to escalate into more general conflict, globalization did not prevent conflict, and there ... More


The Politics of Rights

Jefferson Decker

in The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190467302
eISBN:
9780190600587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467302.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The emergence of conservative public-interest law provoked controversy within the American right, where many leading legal intellectuals worried that conservative legal activism threatened ... More


Engineering the World

Ariel Colonomos

in Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190603649
eISBN:
9780190638474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190603649.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter analyzes the role of think tanks in DC that are well known for their work in the field of international politics and their experts. The profiles of experts are very similar. They also ... More


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