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This book is a comprehensive presentation of humanitarian intervention in theory and practice during the course of the nineteenth century. Through four case studies, it sheds new light on the international law debate and the political theory on intervention, linking them to ongoing issues, and paying particular attention to the lesser known Russian dimension. The book begins by tracing the genealogy of the idea of humanitarian intervention to the Renaissance, evaluating the Eurocentric gaze of the civilisation-barbarity dichotomy, and elucidates the international legal arguments of both advocates and opponents of intervention, as well as the views of major political theorists. It then goes on to examine four cases as humanitarian interventions: the Greek War of Independence (1821–31), the Lebanon and Syria (1860–61), the Bulgarian atrocities (1876–78), and the U.S. intervention in Cuba (1895–98). Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century will be of benefit to scholars and students of international relations, international history, international law and international political theory.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface and acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. 1. Humanitarian intervention today
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part I. Theory
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 11-13
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  1. 2. The origins of the idea of humanitarian intervention: just war and against tyranny
  2. pp. 14-30
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  1. 3. Eurocentrism, ‘civilization’ and the ‘barbarians’
  2. pp. 31-56
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  1. 4. International law and humanitarian intervention
  2. pp. 57-80
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  1. 5. Intervention and non-intervention in international political theory
  2. pp. 81-98
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  1. Part II. Practice
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 101-104
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  1. 6. Intervention in the Greek War of Independence, 1821–32
  2. pp. 105-133
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  1. 7. Intervention in Lebanon and Syria, 1860–61
  2. pp. 134-147
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  1. 8. The Bulgarian atrocities: a bird’s eye view of intervention with emphasis on Britain, 1875–78
  2. pp. 148-168
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  1. 9. The Balkan crisis of 1875–78 and Russia: between humanitarianism and pragmatism
  2. pp. 169-196
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  1. 10. The US and Cuba, 1895–98
  2. pp. 197-222
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  1. Part III. Conclusion
  1. 11. Assessment
  2. pp. 225-230
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  1. Select bibliography on international law until 1945
  2. pp. 231-233
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  1. Select bibliography
  2. pp. 234-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-253
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  1. A table summarizing the stance of publicists regarding humanitarian intervention, 1830–1939, appears on pages 60–2
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780719098598
MARC Record
OCLC
951710171
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-07
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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