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Moral obligations and sovereignty in international relations : a genealogy of humanitarianism, Andrea Paras

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Moral obligations and sovereignty in international relations : a genealogy of humanitarianism
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Moral obligations and sovereignty in international relations
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a genealogy of humanitarianism
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Andrea Paras
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eng
Summary
"How has contemporary humanitarianism become the dominant framework for how states construct their moral obligations to non-citizens? To answer this question, this book examines the history of humanitarianism in international relations by tracing the relationship between transnational moral obligation and sovereignty from the 16th century to the present. Whereas existing studies of humanitarianism examine the diffusion of such norms or their transmission by non-state actors, this volume explicitly links humanitarianism to the broader concept of sovereignty. Rather than only focusing on the expansion of humanitarian norms, it examines how sovereignty both challenges and sets limits on them. Humanitarian norms are shown to act just as much to reinforce the logic of sovereignty as they do to challenge it. Contemporary humanitarianism is often described in universalist terms, which suggests that humanitarian activity transcends borders in order to provide assistance to those who suffer. In contrast, this book suggests a more counterintuitive and complex understanding of moral obligation, namely that humanitarian discourse not only provides a framework for legitimate humanitarian action, but it also establishes the limits of moral obligation. It will be of great interest to a wide audience of scholars and students in international relations theory, constructivism and norms, and humanitarianism and politics"--
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Paras, Andrea
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • International relations
  • Humanitarianism
  • Sovereignty
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Moral obligations and sovereignty in international relations : a genealogy of humanitarianism, Andrea Paras
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
An identity-based theory of sovereignty and moral obligation -- Religious obligation, the Huguenots and the emergence of English sovereignty -- Abolitionist obligation, liberty, and the purpose of empire -- Colonial obligation, missionaries and the civilizing mission -- Rights-based obligation, the responsibility to protect and conditional sovereignty -- Conclusion : sovereignty and the future of moral obligation
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on1055566226
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 186 pages
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9781138560178
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)1055566226
Label
Moral obligations and sovereignty in international relations : a genealogy of humanitarianism, Andrea Paras
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An identity-based theory of sovereignty and moral obligation -- Religious obligation, the Huguenots and the emergence of English sovereignty -- Abolitionist obligation, liberty, and the purpose of empire -- Colonial obligation, missionaries and the civilizing mission -- Rights-based obligation, the responsibility to protect and conditional sovereignty -- Conclusion : sovereignty and the future of moral obligation
Control code
on1055566226
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 186 pages
Isbn
9781138560178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055566226

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