“The Ghost at the Banquet of Humanitarian Intervention” The Implicit Link Between Humanitarian Intervention and Regime Change

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“The Ghost at the Banquet of Humanitarian Intervention” The Implicit Link Between Humanitarian Intervention and Regime Change

Type: Master thesis
Title: “The Ghost at the Banquet of Humanitarian Intervention” The Implicit Link Between Humanitarian Intervention and Regime Change
Author: Lower, M.
Issue Date: 2013-06
Keywords: Humanitarian Intervention
Responsibility to Protect
Regime Change
Libya
Abstract: One of the foremost controversies apparent following the 2011 intervention in Libya, was the outcome of regime change. Critics charge the facilitation of the Gadaffi regime's overthrow was not justifiable under the United Nations mandate, not justifiable under the prominent 'Responsibility to Protect' norm and may have undermined efforts to resolve the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria. However, it is asserted that in situations where intervention is undertaken to stop atrocities committed by a government, the removal of that regime is necessary in achieving its aims. In exploring this link between humanitarian intervention and regime change, this piece analyses how the academic literature can justify the enactment of regime change in instances of intervention. This relationship otherwise lacks a sustained analysis in the academic literature. Whilst regime change is often difficult to justify in instances of humanitarian intervention, and inevitably controversial, this analysis will demonstrate that it is also often a necessity in achieving an intervention's humanitarian goals.
Supervisor: Stockmann, Dr. D.C.Duijvesteijn, Prof. dr. I.G.B.M.
Faculty: Faculty of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Department: Political Science (Master)
Specialisation: Political Science (Master)
ECTS Credits: 20
Evaluation: Recommended
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/25823
 

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