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Confronting crisis

Subtitle:
norms, argumentation, and humanitarian intervention
Abstract:

The purpose of this thesis is theory development. It begins by evaluating existing explanations of why states undertake humanitarian intervention. Realists argue that states only intervene when their national interests are at stake. Normative scholars argue that states are at times motivated to save foreign citizens. Neither approach adequately accounts for the pattern of post-Cold War state practice. Building from this conclusion, the thesis conducts research based on two propositions der...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations

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Funding agency for:
Patrick Travers
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:3844fb71-e9d7-4a37-a77d-8b51ce51b452
Local pid:
ora:5453

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