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New Security Challenges

The Responsibility to Protect and a Cosmopolitan Approach to Human Protection

Authors: Wyatt, Samuel

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  • Examines the cosmopolitan ethical tenets underpinning R2P specifically in the context of a cosmopolitan approach to human protection
  • Contextualizes and assesses R2P’s legal cogency within the framework of Habermas’ constitutional cosmopolitan approach
  • Outlines a series of reforms that could perpetuate the limited moral and legal progress made towards a more cosmopolitan approach to human protection
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About this book

This book conceptualizes Responsibility to Protect doctrine (R2P) as part of a global cosmopolitan agenda, drawing on the work of Jürgen Habermas, and argues that R2P is reflective of a shift towards a more cosmopolitan approach to human protection. The author also proposes a framework of analysis that includes a strong legal dimension in order to advance reforms to the international legal, political and military structures in order to better prevent humanitarian crises and protect civilians in times of conflict. The volume explores the cosmopolitan, moral and legal progress that has occurred—and could yet occur—under R2P as the approach to human protection transitions in the Post-Cold War era. 

About the authors

Samuel James Wyatt is a civil servant in the UK. His research interests include cosmopolitan theory and practice, international law, warfare (in particular the conflicts in Libya and Syria), human rights, humanitarian intervention, global constitutionalism, globalisation and global justice.


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“In this much needed appraisal of R2P, Sam Wyatt locates this contested norm in an unlikely but perhaps obvious location: the global constitutional theories of Jürgen Habermas. In so doing, he provides a fresh perspective on a concept that scholars and practitioners continue to recycle without much thought. If only we had more analyses of R2P such as Wyatt’s, the idea might still have a role to play in how we understand and advocate for a more just world order.” (Anthony F. Lang Jr., Professor and Chair in International Relations Theory, University of St Andrews, UK)

“Wyatt provides a compelling engagement with the ethical tenets underpinning the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). To do this, he critically analyses the relationship between the R2P and cosmopolitanism through a focus on legal and moral developments in the post-Cold War era. At a time when the R2P appears to be in crisis, the book offers an optimistic outlook. It argues that the R2P provides a platform for grounding cosmopolitan ethical norms whilst stressing tentative progress has been made in advancing a constitutional cosmopolitan approach. In a world seemingly suffering from ‘crisis fatigue’ the book provides a much needed re-engagement with cosmopolitan ethics.” (Adrian Gallagher, Associate Professor in International Relations, University of Leeds, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00700-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 72,79 €
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  • Due: October 16, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-13144-9
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  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Responsibility to Protect and a Cosmopolitan Approach to Human Protection
Authors
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00701-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00701-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00700-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-13144-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 275
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