Reading Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law

TitleReading Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsOrford, Anne
Number of Pages243
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityCambridge
Abstract

During the 1990s humanitarian intervention Humanitarian intervention seemed to promise a world in which human rights would be privileged over national interests or imperial ambitions. This book argues that humanitarian intervention had far more exploitative effects and draws on feminist, postcolonial, legal and psychoanalytic theory to provide an innovative reading of the narratives accompanying humanitarian intervention, a field which has received very little critical analysis. It concludes by considering what has been lost in the transference of concerns from humanitarian intervention to the war on terror.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511494277
Short TitleReading Humanitarian Intervention
Reprint EditionCambridge Books Online
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