This book provides an overview of the current state of the art in International Political Theory (IPT). It offers a coherent account of the field of IPT, placing both traditional and modern work in a clear and logical framework.

Intervention: The 1990S Learning Curve

Intervention: The 1990s learning curve

If the discourse of human rights was changed by the end of the Cold War, both the discourse and the practical politics of intervention were even more radically reshaped by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the debris left behind by that collapse. For a decade after 1989 the international community was faced with a sequence of humanitarian crises that could be traced, directly or indirectly, to the end of the Cold War and that are now readily identifiable by shorthand geographical/political terms. ‘Iraq’, ‘Somalia’, ‘Bosnia’, ‘Rwanda’, ‘Kosovo’ – these are shorthand expressions for some of the various crises which the international community was forced to confront in the 1990s, and generally failed to ...

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