Seeking Peace and Justice in the 21st Century
Humanitarian Intervention, Responsibility to Protect, and Legitimacy Wars
By Richard Falk
To Be Published December 30th 2013 by Routledge – 224 pages
Series: Global Horizons
Esteemed scholar Richard Falk draws on his vast experience as a public intellectual and special rapporteur for the United Nations to examine the ethics and politics of humanitarian intervention in the 21st Century. As well as analysing the theoretical and conceptual basis of the responsibility to protect, the book also contains a number of case studies looking at Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Libya. The final section explores when humanitarian intervention can succeed and the changing nature of international political legitimacy in countries such as India, Tibet, South Africa and Palestine.
1. Introductory Overview Part One: Law, Politics, and Morality 2. On Humanitarian Intervention and R2P 3. A New World Order Dilemma 4. Humanitarian Intervention: A Civil Society Perspective Part Two: Trial and Error 5. Afghanistan after Ten Years 6. Will We Ever Learn: Kicking the Intervention Habit 7. Intervention in Libya: Before and After 8. Obama’s Folly: Counterinsurgency Redux 9. Legal End Games: Kosovo at the World Court Part Three: Why Humanitarian Intervention Fails 10. When Intervention Can Succeed? 11. Winning and Losing Legitimacy Wars: India, South Africa, Tibet, Palestine
Richard Falk is Albert G. Professor of International Law and Practice Emeritus at Princeton University, USA where he was a member of the faculty for 40 years. Since 2002 he has been a Research Professor at the Center Global & International Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara USA. He has been Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestine for the UN Human Rights Council since 2008, and served on a panel of experts appointed by the President of the UN General Assembly, 2008-2009