Reading Humanitarian Intervention by Anne Orford
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Reading Humanitarian Intervention
By Anne Orford

Reading Humanitarian Intervention

Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law

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Reading Humanitarian Intervention by Anne Orford

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During the 1990s, humanitarian intervention seemed to promise a world in which democracy, self-determination and human rights would be privileged over national interests or imperial ambitions. Orford provides critical readings of the narratives that accompanied such interventions and shaped legal justifications for the use of force by the international community. Through a close reading of legal texts and institutional practice, she argues that a far more circumscribed, exploitative and conservative interpretation of the ends of intervention was adopted during this period. The book draws on a wide range of sources, including critical legal theory, feminist and postcolonial theory, psychoanalytic theory and critical geography, to develop ways of reading directed at thinking through the cultural and economic effects of militarized humanitarianism. The book concludes by asking what, if anything, has been lost in the move from the era of humanitarian intervention to an international relations dominated by wars on terror.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521804646
ISBN-10: 0521804647
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Anne Orford

Anne Orford is Senior Lecturer in the Law School at the University of Melbourne.

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