Thursday, September 12, 2013

Humanitarian Intervention & International Law: A Bibliography


The conflict in Syria has raised afresh the question of a principled approach to “humanitarian intervention” in international law. Toward assessing the pro and con arguments, here is a list of the relevant literature (books, in English):
  • Abiew, Francis Kofi. The Evolution of the Doctrine and Practice of Humanitarian Intervention. The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1999.
  • Arend, Anthony Clark and Robert J. Beck. International Law and the Use of Force: Beyond the UN Charter Paradigm. New York: Routledge, 1993.
  • Buchanan, Allen. Justice, Legitimacy and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Chatterjee, Deen K. and Don E. Scheid, eds. Ethics and Foreign Intervention. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Chesterman, Simon. Just War or Just Peace? Humanitarian Intervention and International Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Fletcher, George P. and Jens David Ohlin. Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Fox, Gregory H. Humanitarian Occupation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Glennon, Michael J. Limits of Law, Prerogatives and Power: Intervention after Kosovo. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
  • Greenwood, Christopher. Humanitarian Intervention: Law and Policy. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • Harriss, John, ed. The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention. London: Pinter, 1995.
  • Hoffman, Stanley. The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1996.
  • Holzgrefe, J.L. and Robert O. Keohane, eds. Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical, Legal, and Political Dilemmas. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Jokic, Aleksander, ed. Humanitarian Intervention: Moral and Philosophical Issues. Orchard Park, NY: Broadview Press, 2003.
  • Kennedy, David. The Dark Side of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004.
  • Orford, Anne. Reading Humanitarian Intervention: Human Rights and the Use of Force in International Law. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Tesón, Fernando R. Humanitarian Intervention: An Inquiry into Law and Morality. Ardsley, NY: Transnational, 3rd ed., 2005.
  • Walling, Carrie Booth. All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
  • Welsh, Jennifer M., ed. Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Wheeler, Nicholas J. Saving Strangers: Humanitarian Intervention in International Society. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2000.

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