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Humanitarian intervention in the post-cold war era : a postcolonial critique on new interventionism

Desai, Misha LU (2014) MRSG20 20132
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The collapse of the Soviet Union saw a shift in the way the international community perceived humanitarian interventions and the principles of sovereignty. With the world no longer divided along ideological lines, the United Nations found itself drawn into conflicts of a different nature, which resulted in the development of a new ‘norm’ of intervention, which saw human rights being promoted to the detriment of state sovereignty. This paper aims to highlight the emergence of what is described as ‘new interventionism’ that has developed in the post Cold War era. An analysis of humanitarian intervention through a postcolonial perspective aims to uncover the motives behind certain interventions, to determine whether they are based solely on... (More)
The collapse of the Soviet Union saw a shift in the way the international community perceived humanitarian interventions and the principles of sovereignty. With the world no longer divided along ideological lines, the United Nations found itself drawn into conflicts of a different nature, which resulted in the development of a new ‘norm’ of intervention, which saw human rights being promoted to the detriment of state sovereignty. This paper aims to highlight the emergence of what is described as ‘new interventionism’ that has developed in the post Cold War era. An analysis of humanitarian intervention through a postcolonial perspective aims to uncover the motives behind certain interventions, to determine whether they are based solely on humanitarian grounds, or if they are influenced by the interests of the state or international actor involved. (Less)
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author
Desai, Misha LU
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MRSG20 20132
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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keywords
Postcolonialism, Sovereignty, Imperialism, Humanitarian Intervention, Post Cold War, Mänskliga rättigheter, Human rights
language
English
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4238398
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2014-03-10 09:52:44
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2014-09-04 08:27:40
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  abstract     = {The collapse of the Soviet Union saw a shift in the way the international community perceived humanitarian interventions and the principles of sovereignty. With the world no longer divided along ideological lines, the United Nations found itself drawn into conflicts of a different nature, which resulted in the development of a new ‘norm’ of intervention, which saw human rights being promoted to the detriment of state sovereignty. This paper aims to highlight the emergence of what is described as ‘new interventionism’ that has developed in the post Cold War era. An analysis of humanitarian intervention through a postcolonial perspective aims to uncover the motives behind certain interventions, to determine whether they are based solely on humanitarian grounds, or if they are influenced by the interests of the state or international actor involved.},
  author       = {Desai, Misha},
  keyword      = {Postcolonialism,Sovereignty,Imperialism,Humanitarian Intervention,Post Cold War,Mänskliga rättigheter,Human rights},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Humanitarian intervention in the post-cold war era : a postcolonial critique on new interventionism},
  year         = {2014},
}