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Insurrection and Intervention

Insurrection and Intervention

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Ned Dobos
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 5/14/2015
EAN 9781107502574, ISBN10: 1107502578

Paperback, 246 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.4 cm
Language: English

Domestic sovereignty (the right of a government not to be resisted by its people) and international sovereignty (the moral immunity from outside intervention) have both been eroded in recent years, but the former to a much greater extent than the latter. An oppressed people's right to fight for liberal democratic reforms in their own country is treated as axiomatic, as the international responses to the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya illustrate. But there is a reluctance to accept that foreign intervention is always justified in the same circumstances. Ned Dobos assesses the moral cogency of this double standard and asks whether intervention can be consistently and coherently opposed given our attitudes towards other kinds of political violence. His thought-provoking book will interest a wide range of readers in political philosophy and international relations.

Introduction
1. Communal self-determination
2. Costs and consequences
3. Asymmetries in jus ad bellum
4. Asymmetries in jus in bello
5. Humanitarian intervention and national responsibility
6. The issue of selectivity
7. Proper authority and international authorisation
Conclusion.