Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2015

231 Pages

8.5 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9780719089909

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Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century

Setting the precedent

Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla

Published by Manchester University Press

Humanitarianism Key Debates and New Approaches MUP

  • Contributes to the quest for the roots of the idea which is a matter of disagreement today, and scrutinizes the disturbing 'civilization-barbarity' dichotomy associated with intervention in the nineteenth century
  • Provides the most comprehensive presentation of the international law debate on the question from the 1830s until the 1930s with emphasis on the arguments for or against humanitarian intervention
  • Provides a concise overview of the contribution of international political theory on the intervention/non-intervention nexus, with emphasis on Kant, Hegel, Cobden, Mazzini and especially J S Mill
  • Examines four cases of intervention, concluding with their contribution to the evolution of rules of conduct in humanitarian plights Emphasis is put on the Russian dimension not adequately covered until today

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