R2P and the US Intervention in Libya

Authors: Tang Abomo, Paul

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  • Includes a preface by Gen. Carter Ham, Former Commander, U.S. Africa Command
  • Addresses the skepticism of those who think that the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is just an empty rhetoric
  • Shows the role played by women – Samantha Power, Hilary Clinton, and Susan Rice – in altering the main tenets of U.S. foreign policy
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This book argues that the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) the Libyan people played an important role in the U.S.’s decision to act, both in terms of how the language of deliberation was framed and the implementation of the actual intervention once all preventive means had been exhausted. While the initial ethos of the intervention followed international norms, the author argues that as the conflict continued to unfold, the Obama administration’s loss of focus and lack of political will for post-conflict resolution, as well as a wider lack of understanding of ever changing politics on the ground, resulted in Libya’s precipitation into chaos. By examining the cases of Rwanda and Darfur alongside the interventions in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, the book discusses how these cases influenced current decision-making with regards to foreign interventions and offers a triangular framework through which to understand R2P: responsibility to prevent, react and rebuild. 

About the authors

Paul Tang Abomo is a Jesuit Professor of Political Science at Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Kenya.

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“This book is essential reading for all who are concerned with the interaction of human rights, humanitarian norms, and security in global politics. It shows that the ‘responsibility to protect’ was inconsistently applied in Libya, and that a coherent pursuit of R2P remains both possible and indispensable today. An important contribution.” (David Hollenbach, S.J., Pedro Arrupe Distinguished Research Professor, School of Foreign Service, and Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Tang Abomo, Paul

    Pages 1-6

  • The Responsibility to Protect: The History of a Growing Norm

    Tang Abomo, Paul

    Pages 7-38

  • Theory and Methods

    Tang Abomo, Paul

    Pages 39-62

  • US Foreign Policy in the Context of Humanitarian Intervention

    Tang Abomo, Paul

    Pages 63-95

  • Historical Context of US-Libyan Relations (Prior to 2011)

    Tang Abomo, Paul

    Pages 97-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
R2P and the US Intervention in Libya
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78831-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78831-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78830-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07657-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 292
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