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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective. Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections: Part 1: Political Theory; Part 2: Methods; Part 3: Political Sociology; Part ...

Human Rights and Humanitarian Interventions in the International Arena
Human rights and humanitarian interventions in the international arena
Salvador Santino Fulo Regilme, Jr
Introduction

The proliferation of human rights discourses in contemporary global politics is remarkable. The ongoing, multi-sided civil war in Syria is probably the largest humanitarian man-made disaster since the end of the Second World War. Close to half-a-million people died because of the violence therein, while at least one million refugees have fled the country in search of a better life elsewhere. The rights of refugees and civilian victims of the conflict figured quite prominently in debates on whether the US government, among other countries in the Global North, should militarily intervene in Syria in order to ...

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