Advanced

R2P and Regime Change - The impact of regime change interests in security institutions

Jakobi, Maike LU (2013) SIMV07 20131
Graduate School
Master of Science in Global Studies
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The responsibility to protect emerged out of the need to find an alternative to humanitarian intervention to guarantee effective individual and collective security. Eight years after its conceptualization, the principle still lacks efficiency and is applied in an inconsistent manner. With an interest-based approach, this thesis aims to contribute to existing explanations of sovereignty and neo-imperialism in what determines decisions for the R2P. The research question, the request for regime change serves as a trigger for the implementation of the R2P, is taken from the political debate. To analyze regime change, the theoretical concept is introduced by a literature review and, given the multilateral context of the Security Council,... (More)
The responsibility to protect emerged out of the need to find an alternative to humanitarian intervention to guarantee effective individual and collective security. Eight years after its conceptualization, the principle still lacks efficiency and is applied in an inconsistent manner. With an interest-based approach, this thesis aims to contribute to existing explanations of sovereignty and neo-imperialism in what determines decisions for the R2P. The research question, the request for regime change serves as a trigger for the implementation of the R2P, is taken from the political debate. To analyze regime change, the theoretical concept is introduced by a literature review and, given the multilateral context of the Security Council, complemented with a neo-institutional approach. The in-depth case study on the Syrian conflict allows to measure the intensity of this interest, and how this is dealt in a constellation at the institutional level. It is found that the request for regime change triggers a state's willingness to cooperation, but at the same time the asymmetrical interest-constellation to regime change prohibits the enforcement of collective action under a relatively weak regime. The findings support the claims to relate R2P to more concrete real-political interests in order to enhance its effectiveness. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Jakobi, Maike LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV07 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Responsibility to Protect, Regime Change, Syria, UN Security Council, Multilateralism
language
English
id
4003270
date added to LUP
2013-09-10 16:13:46
date last changed
2014-04-22 10:18:42
@misc{4003270,
  abstract     = {The responsibility to protect emerged out of the need to find an alternative to humanitarian intervention to guarantee effective individual and collective security. Eight years after its conceptualization, the principle still lacks efficiency and is applied in an inconsistent manner. With an interest-based approach, this thesis aims to contribute to existing explanations of sovereignty and neo-imperialism in what determines decisions for the R2P. The research question, the request for regime change serves as a trigger for the implementation of the R2P, is taken from the political debate. To analyze regime change, the theoretical concept is introduced by a literature review and, given the multilateral context of the Security Council, complemented with a neo-institutional approach. The in-depth case study on the Syrian conflict allows to measure the intensity of this interest, and how this is dealt in a constellation at the institutional level. It is found that the request for regime change triggers a state's willingness to cooperation, but at the same time the asymmetrical interest-constellation to regime change prohibits the enforcement of collective action under a relatively weak regime. The findings support the claims to relate R2P to more concrete real-political interests in order to enhance its effectiveness.},
  author       = {Jakobi, Maike},
  keyword      = {Responsibility to Protect,Regime Change,Syria,UN Security Council,Multilateralism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {R2P and Regime Change - The impact of regime change interests in security institutions},
  year         = {2013},
}