Humanitarian Intervention : A History.
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- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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- Humanitarian intervention -- History.
Humanitarian intervention -- Case studies.
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- A pioneering account of responses to oppression, persecution and mass atrocities from the sixteenth century to the late twentieth century.
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1 Towards a history of humanitarian intervention
Part I: Early modern precedents
2 'If a prince use tyrannie towards his people': interventions on behalf of foreign populations in early modern Europe
3 The Protestant interest and the history of humanitarian intervention, c. 1685-c. 1756
4 'A false principle in the Law of Nations': Burke, state sovereignty, [German] liberty, and intervention in the Age of Westphalia
Part II: The Great Powers and the Ottoman Empire
5 'From an umpire to a competitor': Castlereagh, Canning and the issue of international intervention in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars
The issue of intervention after the Treaty of Vienna
The anti-intervention consensus
The Russian threat and the realist case for intervention
The humanitarian context of intervention
6 Intervening in the Jewish question, 1840-1878
7 The 'principles of humanity' and the European powers intervention in Ottoman Lebanon and Syria in 1860-1861
8 The guarantees of humanity: the Concert of Europe and the origins of the Russo-Ottoman War of 1877
9 The European powers' intervention in Macedonia, 1903-1908: an instance of humanitarian intervention?
Part III: Intervening in Africa
10 The price of legitimacy in humanitarian intervention: Britain, the right of search, and the abolition of the West African slave trade, 1807-1867
11 British anti-slave trade and anti-slavery policy in East Africa, Arabia, and Turkey in the late nineteenth century
British interests and motivations in ending the slave trade
Strategy and impact
12 The origins of humanitarian intervention in Sudan: Anglo-American missionaries after 1899
Missionary opposition to slavery in Sudan: a cover for secular rule?.
Missionaries as non-state actors and the growth of southern political identity
The continued need for intervention in the south after 1953
The Edwardsean south: retroactive humanitarianism after 1964
Part IV: Non-European states
13 Humanitarian intervention, democracy, and imperialism: the American war with Spain, 1898, and after
14 The innovation of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment
15 Fraternal aid, self-defence, or self-interest? Vietnams intervention in Cambodia, 1978-1989
Part V: Postscript
16 Humanitarian intervention since 1990 and 'liberal interventionism'
17 Conclusion: Humanitarian intervention in historical perspective
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
- Trim, D. J. B.
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- Print version: Simms, Brendan Humanitarian Intervention
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